Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Centre for Sheltering and Humanitarian Care – Ewaa has launched a new initiative in which students in higher education are set to reinforce Abu Dhabi’s social sector’s preventive role in combating violence and abuse.
During the launch ceremony, attended by Ms. Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of State, President of Zayed University, and Ms. Sarah Shuhail, Director General of Ewaa, the organisation announced that it will engage in collaborations with higher education institutions in Abu Dhabi to “open new horizons for building awareness and knowledge exchange in the field of violence and abuse”.
Ms. Noura Al Kaabi commented that “through our partnership with the Abu Dhabi Centre for Sheltering and Humanitarian Care and the Ewaa Ambassadors initiative, we aim to build a generation of future leaders that understand the importance of social responsibility and play an active role in raising awareness on the negative impact of violence and abuse. Our partnership with the Centre supports the efforts made by our leadership to guarantee the right to a dignified and safe life for all.”
Ms. Sarah Shuhail remarked that “combating violence and abuse in all its forms is everyone’s responsibility. Training higher education students lays the foundation for gaining perspective on their needs, and their tremendous potential inspired our endeavours towards investing in new generations of awareness ambassadors, thought leaders, and experts.”
The initiative further seeks to promote Ewaa’s services as well as record reports on violence and abuse cases through training students on raising awareness among the public. In addition, it will open new communication channels with higher education institutions that will allow for the exchange of best practises.
Ewaa Ambassadors will organise workshops, courses, and lectures on domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. Selected students are encouraged to hold education programmes during their years of study and their careers to come.