On December 18th and 19th, the Migration and Refugees Diploma students conducted a workshop entitled " Non-Violent Communication among Women", as part of their field training.

The program is supervised by the Social Work Department, School of Applied Humanities and Languages (SAHL) at German Jordanian University (GJU), under the umbrella of the Consultation and Training Centre (CTC).

The Workshop was held at JOHUD Centre, Queen Zein Al-Sharaf Institute for Development, Al Hashmi Al Shamali for a group of women from the local community, JOUD women committees and a group of Syrian women refugees.

The workshop that aimed to raising awareness amongst women on the topic of violence and also teaching women ways and methods of how to communicate with each other, their families and the society non-violently, covered topics such as: What is violence and its types, How can a conflict escalate and when, Characteristics of the intervene and when is the best stage to intervene.

The workshop enhanced the participant's communication skills through a series of activities and mental exercises in order to teach women how to handle daring situations peacefully through communication but not confrontation.

Representative of CTC, Dr. Thelal Oweis pointed out that violence phenomenon has been escalating recently in the Arab communities, because of the political and economical crises that area is witnessing, explaining that during such a very tough stage, understanding each other in a very high level of humanity and communicating with family members and society members from heart to heart is what’s needed during such rough times.

Dr. Oweis emphasized the role played by women in society as they are the mothers who are responsible for raising up mature and good generations renouncing violence in all its shapes.

On another hand, students appreciated GJU’s great role in creating and developing programs and activities that are of great benefit to the local community.

At the end of the workshop, certificates were handed to the participants.