A hundred Maranao women were trained to become facilitators in Women Friendly Spaces (WFS) of evacuation camps to support psychosocial therapy and counselors’ sessions for Marawi siege evacuees.
The 3-day training was attended by women from Marawi city, Buadipuso Buntong, Ditsa-an Ramain, and Balindong, Lanao del Sur.
Trained women are expected to conduct 35 psychosocial sessions with displaced communities in their respective areas from October 2018 to February 2019 to address lingering emotional trauma and mental health concerns.
Attendees were taught on life skills training such as women’s empowerment and gender-based violence (GBV) survivors through referral mechanism. They were also inculcated of skills on how to manage and response to the effects of the vulnerability of women in a different situations brought about by that violent siege.
Raiz Ampaso of DSWD X was the expert resource person.
The training was made possible through “Pathways for ICOPE Project” supported by Plan international in collaboration with Maradeca Inc.
This was held at Midway White Beach Resort. (Norhana Talib)