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Trauma Workshops _ SGBV

  • I thank you for the entire workshop and for suggesting such a project; because we have truly benefited a lot.…

  • I learned from the workshop how to handle the anger of my husband. I learned to calm down and apologize. My husband was…

  • After attending your session on “Grief Cycle”, I forbade my children from watching news at home, as I realized the…

  • Thank God that there are people who can comprehend our suffering and the conditions that we are passing through. We…

  • You made us feel as if you were with us in Syria having passed through the experiences we passed through. As it was…

  • This is the first time I attend a lecture and I am happy with the new information I got, but that is not all, I am…

  • I have listened to what you lectured and felt a great satisfaction. I do not know why you are different from us,…

  • I learned how I can choose a trusted person with whom I can share my problems. I have also learned that trust should be…

  • I am now encouraged to talk about myself and my problems, and to stand in the face of injustice, especially about early…

  • I was a victim of early marriage. I lived for years with mixed feelings of fear, anger, sadness, bitterness and pain.…

  • A refugee woman has been relocated to the US to initiate her son’s therapy, who is an autism patient.

  • This activity I attended motivated me to continue my walk in life with my kids who need my tenderness as they are grow…

  • After attending this workshop, something occurred in my life. My husband used to always hit me in front of my parents…

  • My relationship with my husband changed: I feel as if I were a child and now grew up. I felt in the workshop as if I…

  • I learned that there should be no discrimination between both genders. And that my rights as a woman are as important…

  • My mental health changed a lot. I began to listen to those around me without being nervous. My self-esteem increased a…

  • I shared what I learned with my husband, and we are trying to practically apply the teaching on our lives. We sat as a…

  • These lectures made a difference to me because we can express and share our stories in them. We can have fellowship and…

  • I was so shy to speak to anyone! It is the first time to share in a group. I was encouraged to give my opinion. I began…

  • I am grateful to the Arab Spring which allowed us to open to the world and see how other people are living,…

  • I learned about my rights in my society and the religion I follow. I am now aware of my obligations and…

  • My life was bleak, however after attending the lectures, my life changed completely. My self-confident increased and I…

  • I learned that I have my own influential presence, character and strength. I will share my knowledge with my children,…

  • I thank the Arab Center for Consulting and Training Service (ACCTS) for saving my life, and changing it for the better…

  • I lost my mother, my father, my husband, my son and my both of my brothers because of a bombshell during the war, and…

  • Looking at the plight of others helped me endure mine. I realized that I could overcome my difficult circumstances that…

  • We realized that we have rights as Syrians, even if we are in a country that is not Syria, and that this country can…

  • When I entered, I was surprised by the wonderful treatment we received in contrast to how we used to be treated like.…

  • I thank you for the entire workshop and for suggesting such a project; because we have truly benefited a lot. Personally, I used to get nervous when I deal with my kids, and during the last 3 days things changed; even the way they treated me! I have benefited a lot when you addressed the early marriage issue. I have a 10-year-old daughter, in her teens that needs her mother’s support. I used to consider it shameful to share certain things with her and my kids. But now I am more aware and I wish to attend more workshops in order to benefit more. The lectures we took brought about change not only to my house and kids, but also to my friend’s kids; she had them stay with me for two days because she had work, and she felt it’s safe at my place! I haven’t told her about the lecture. However, she shared a sense of humor with me today, saying ‘I will sue you because of the change you brought about in the lives of my kids!’ My kids have completely changed!

  • I learned from the workshop how to handle the anger of my husband. I learned to calm down and apologize. My husband was shocked from the change he witnessed in my actions, which eventually lead to sharing what I learned with Him.

  • After attending your session on “Grief Cycle”, I forbade my children from watching news at home, as I realized the impact of TV and watching violence.

  • Thank God that there are people who can comprehend our suffering and the conditions that we are passing through. We thank you for the way you treat us, think of us and feel with us.

  • You made us feel as if you were with us in Syria having passed through the experiences we passed through. As it was apparent how you could feel our suffering when we came, the homelessness we witnessed and the hardship we experienced with our children when we smuggled across the borders.

  • This is the first time I attend a lecture and I am happy with the new information I got, but that is not all, I am surprised by the love you are giving us when all what we are getting from everybody else is hate and disrespect.

  • I have listened to what you lectured and felt a great satisfaction. I do not know why you are different from us, especially when you talked about forgiveness. At first, I did not respect what you were doing, but now I realize that you are just trying to lend a helping hand to us, your words were more than wonderful. Thank you for what you are giving to us.

  • I learned how I can choose a trusted person with whom I can share my problems. I have also learned that trust should be put in God alone, because He is the One who won’t let us down.

  • I am now encouraged to talk about myself and my problems, and to stand in the face of injustice, especially about early marriage among adolescents to raise awareness.

  • I was a victim of early marriage. I lived for years with mixed feelings of fear, anger, sadness, bitterness and pain. But now you helped me release them. My feelings changed toward my husband; on one hand, I began to see the positive image in him and to behave in a better way, and on the other hand he himself started to pay attention to the smallest details in my life.

  • A refugee woman has been relocated to the US to initiate her son’s therapy, who is an autism patient.

  • This activity I attended motivated me to continue my walk in life with my kids who need my tenderness as they are grow up. And the most important of all that I started to take care of myself, and not only of my kids, because I recognized that getting better, means being available better to them. I learned not to give in to my conditions, but rather keep on walking steadily, smiling, and challenging the world for my sake.

  • After attending this workshop, something occurred in my life. My husband used to always hit me in front of my parents and kids. I learned that a woman should not stay silent but rather ask for her rights.

  • My relationship with my husband changed: I feel as if I were a child and now grew up. I felt in the workshop as if I have been lifted up from my place. When I got back home after the sessions, I was another changed person, more loving and more compassionate. I started to accompany my children to parks and talk to them meanwhile.

  • I learned that there should be no discrimination between both genders. And that my rights as a woman are as important as my husband’s rights.

  • My mental health changed a lot. I began to listen to those around me without being nervous. My self-esteem increased a big deal.

  • I shared what I learned with my husband, and we are trying to practically apply the teaching on our lives. We sat as a family and made a firm decision to apply the knowledge.

  • These lectures made a difference to me because we can express and share our stories in them. We can have fellowship and see our sisters. It is what changes our lives!

  • I was so shy to speak to anyone! It is the first time to share in a group. I was encouraged to give my opinion. I began to stand up next to the trainer in front of everyone. I thank you for encouraging me!

  • I am grateful to the Arab Spring which allowed us to open to the world and see how other people are living, particularly Christians whom image was distorted from the image that was given to us about in a closed community. However, when we came here to Jordan, we found great help coming especially from Christians.

  • I learned about my rights in my society and the religion I follow. I am now aware of my obligations and responsibilities as a woman. My thoughts and beliefs have totally changed now. It affected my life and the life of those around me.

  • My life was bleak, however after attending the lectures, my life changed completely. My self-confident increased and I can now control myself when I’m angry.

  • I learned that I have my own influential presence, character and strength. I will share my knowledge with my children, household, neighbors and relatives.

  • I thank the Arab Center for Consulting and Training Service (ACCTS) for saving my life, and changing it for the better. I now have a reason to live.. I will not forget these days all my life. They taught me how to be a human being, how to be treated as a human being, and that I am not weak, but I was created to challenge difficulties and to have achievements in this life.

  • I lost my mother, my father, my husband, my son and my both of my brothers because of a bombshell during the war, and my son Mohammed lost his left leg from the trunk, but I thank the Arab Center and the organizers because they managed - despite all this pain - to draw a smile on our faces again, and because they made us feel that we are in our country again.

  • Looking at the plight of others helped me endure mine. I realized that I could overcome my difficult circumstances that I should be strong for my children, and I decided to restore confidence in my relationship with my children.

  • We realized that we have rights as Syrians, even if we are in a country that is not Syria, and that this country can guarantee our safety and our rights, and that there is no justification for violence whatsoever. We were introduced to the types of violence, and understood the stages we have been going through since leaving Syria up to this day.

  • When I entered, I was surprised by the wonderful treatment we received in contrast to how we used to be treated like. We used to be inferior to everyone. We witnessed an unprecedented respect for our humanity, our loss, our challenges, our grief, and the difficulty we have experienced.