UN supprots skills of Libyan Scouts

The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) has organized a two-day workshop on gender, gender-based violence and reproductive health in humanitarian settings in collaboration with the Libyan Scouts.

The workshop saw participation of 24 Scout leaders from 16 municipalities. The training included sessions on how emergencies affect gender roles, forms of gender-based violence, community based reproductive health care, and psychological first aid to survivors.

UNFPA Representative, Berangere Boell-Yousfi, emphasized that Libyan Scouts is an essential strategic partner of UNFPA.

“We are proud to work as one team, I express our greatest gratitude to the Scouts Commissioner General, the central and regional leaders, and more importantly to all boys and girls Scouts throughout Libya for building a better future for their country through gender equality and youth empowerment” She said.

UNFPA said the training aimed at enhancing better assistance and response to needs of the affected population during crises.

“We are always dealing with population affected by crises, especially in the South; this workshop has equipped us with a deeper understanding of what the provision of humanitarian assistance entails. In fact, this topic should always be prioritized during the emergency response,” said Abualgader Abulsalam from Ubari, a member of the Scouts for more than 30 years.

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