Abu Dhabi: Representatives from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) were recently welcomed at the Abu Dhabi Centre for Sheltering and Humanitarian Care – Ewaa.
Ewaa is an affiliate of the Department of Community Development.
The interaction between two authorities deliberated on Ewaa’s expanded mandate and its provided services for violence and abuse cases in Abu Dhabi.
Both parties used the opportunity to explore untapped potential for capacity building, streamlining aftercare procedures, and facilitating resettlement of human trafficking cases when needed.
One of the shared priorities discussed during the meeting was the elimination of violence against women.
While Ewaa reported higher levels of victimization among women compared to other segments, UNHCR highlighted the significant increase of violence against women since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Specialized training programs and joint workshops on human trafficking and violence against women have been considered for future endeavors.
The Ewaa Director-General further explained that, “Tapping on a wide network of partners by exchanging knowledge is one of our main strategic goals that seek providing rehabilitation and empowerment services in line with the highest global standards,” she explained.