Our Projects

  • Early marriages, which are not completed by one of the parties, are 18 years old. This is one of the phenomena of violence against girls, which deprives them of their basic rights to complete the various stages of education and is exposed to serious health and psychological harm. Therefore, the marriage of a child is prevented. Its potential becomes more and more able to break down the cycle of poverty and achieve a decent life.
    The project works to reduce the phenomenon through:
    • Improve the ability and effectiveness of a number of private associations in the province in the preparation of programs and campaigns to contribute to address violence based on the type.
    • Support girls who are exposed to violence in addition to their participation in theatrical performances and awareness campaigns.
    • Achieving a clearer vision in the rural communities of harming marriage to girls and to the family as a whole.
    • Empower families targeted by the project economically so that marrying girls early becomes one way to reduce the economic burden and improve the income level.
    • Improvements in the executive and legal controls on the prevention of early marriage through strengthening the role of human rights units and child protection committees in the governorate.
  • The overall objectives of this project are:
    • Help the final beneficiaries to identify the appropriate opportunities for microenterprise, depending on available opportunities and resources.
    • Build women skills in business development to guarantee the success of microenterprise.
    • Increase the opportunities of finance access for women to start up their microenterprise.
    • Identify franchises models in profit projects management inside and outside the governorate.
  • We are currently working to contribute to efforts to reduce domestic violence against women and girls, which is one of the most common forms of violence against women, often seen as the result of wrong cultural heritage as a family issue and not a social problem. Dealing with domestic violence requires the ability to change the attitudes and behavior of members of society that lead to tolerance or justification of the perpetrator's position so that we can reduce societal acceptance of this problem and break the silence on such practices. The Society carries out the project "Community Participation to Protect Women from Domestic Violence", funded by the European Union, in 11 centers in Assiut Governorate. To maximize the impact of the project, we began to examine the causes of family violence and community consultations with those working in this area so that we can choose the best mechanisms to protect girls and women subjected to violence and to reduce societal acceptance of gender-based violence in general. We focus our efforts on protecting women suffering from gender-based violence, providing services to address their physical and psychological harm, and services to reduce violence, as well as mobilizing community efforts to build the capacity and training of community leaders to advocate and mobilize for their best response. We carry out various activities in Assiut Governorate centers with the aim of:
    • Raise awareness of the issue of violence against women through drama and community awareness campaigns.
    • Establish a support umbrella for family violence against women and girls.
    • Production and distribution of information and guidance materials that illustrate the seriousness of violence against women.
  • In this context, to increase the capacity of young people to play their role in accountability and their ability to monitor the performance of service providers, the Association is implementing the project "Rehabilitation of Youth on Community Accountability in Assiut", funded by the leading international organization CARE, which has introduced the concept of social accountability and its tools in Egypt and the world Arab world since 2009. We work through the project to:
    • Qualifying the abilities of 20 young men and women on the personal skills that help in the implementation of tools of community accountability
    • Implement the mechanisms of community control on the number of 12 development projects for 12 civil associations through the tools of social accountability.
    • Building confidence among citizens and 12 civil society organizations and thus building the capacity of these organizations.
    • Disseminate the concept of community monitoring in Assiut society and build effective partnerships.
    • Monitor the response of NGOs and stakeholders to recommendations resulting from the application of community accountability tools.
  • We aim to provide legal, social and economic assistance to the prisoners 'families through the establishment of legal clinics and a network of referrals to provide social care services to ensure that prisoners' families obtain their rights and improve their conditions if their father, mother or brother is in prison. Lost their family, which provides income, especially in the case of women become the breadwinner through:
    • Launching a campaign to raise awareness of prisoners 'families' rights.
    • Involve the local media in raising awareness towards the integration and rehabilitation of the families of prisoners and detainees as community members suffering from marginalization and exclusion.
    • Provide legal assistance to prisoners and their families.
    • Establish a network of support from private and non-governmental organizations to facilitate the access of families of prisoners to the social and economic welfare services they need.
    To achieve the objectives of the project funded by the European Union, OYAR will cooperate with us in providing legal assistance to criminal prisoners and their families directly for legal assistance as well as other social services.