Support and empowerment of
 Socially vulnerable girls and women

In 1980, the task of supporting and rehabilitating socially vulnerable women and girls in order to reform, rehabilitate and return them to a healthy individual and social life, was legally entrusted to the Welfare Organization of the country. It was formed in this organization, which was later renamed the "Office of Social Injured Affairs". Until 1998, this office operated with only four centers in the country (three centers in Tehran and one center in Mashhad).

 In 1998, with the aim of improving the quantity and quality of centers, developed an executive instruction "Support and rehabilitation of girls and socially vulnerable women, as a result of which in the provinces of Khuzestan, Zanjan; Launched, the provinces were required to cover clients in neighboring provinces that did not have rehabilitation centers, and currently 27 centers in 24 provinces are doing the above.

Overall goal: control and reduction of social harms

Specific objectives:

1) Creating the necessary facilities and facilities for the rehabilitation and psychological and social rehabilitation of women and girls exposed to acute and socially damaged social damage.

2) Preventing the re-spread of social harms and ill-treatment of clients in one place.

Target community: Socially vulnerable women and girls

Execution process:

1) Referring the client from the centers for intervention in individual, family and social crises to the rehabilitation center for socially vulnerable women and girls.

2)  Forming a file to include the mental-physical, family and social status of the client's clients in the file

3) Providing specialized social work services

4) Providing specialized psychological services

5) Providing medical and psychiatric services if necessary

6) Providing legal services if necessary

7) Center for Support and Empowerment of Socially Injured Women (New Way), (daily - non-governmental).

Introduction and necessity

In all societies, the issue of personal and social harm to women and its various consequences is an issue that is addressed. Because women are harmed in terms of deprivation of social opportunities, education, employment, living in chronic poverty, emotional deprivation and abuse. Experiences related to rehabilitation centers have shown that many clients have a home and family that by applying some appropriate specialized interventions, the conditions for their return to the family can be provided by receiving outpatient empowerment services.

In the rehabilitation and empowerment program of the country's welfare organization, which is more than twenty years old, the focus has usually been on day care centers to support injured women and girls. While in addition to the need for day care centers, the existence of day care centers is also necessary to make services more accessible to the target group.

Experiences related to rehabilitation centers have shown that many clients have a home and family that with a few specialized interventions can provide the conditions for their return to the family, for example, sometimes by making corrections in the relationships of family members and registering him in Vocational training courses can provide relatively stable employment and return to the family and community without the need to stay in the center (unless, of course, the client really needs accommodation services. Such interventions necessarily require Accommodation in non-rehabilitation centers can be planned in such a way that while clients are living with their families, they are also entitled to outpatient empowerment services.

For this reason, there is a need for centers to intervene in such situations according to their problem. Therefore, the existence of daily rehabilitation centers and reception in them can prevent further injuries that expose this group to serious risks.

With this goal in mind, the Social Victims Affairs Office of the Welfare Organization has set up a support and empowerment center for socially vulnerable women (non-governmental and daily) as a new way and with a harm reduction approach.

General purpose: Controlling and reducing injuries related to socially vulnerable women at the individual, family and community levels Specific objectives:

1)  Providing community-based specialized services in order to reduce social harms

2)  Provide easy access to support and specialized services for socially vulnerable women.

3) Use the capacities of the non-governmental sector to synergize, reduce government ownership and attract private sector participation

4) Development of service packages in order to increase the penetration rate of services

 Target groups: Socially vulnerable women with a minimum age of 13 years and a maximum age of 60 years and their families Execution process:

1) Recognition and acceptance

 2) Evaluation and development of a support program

 3) Providing specialized services and empowerment

4) Empowerment (is a purposeful process in which actions are taken to improve individual, psychological, social skills and abilities, to feel effective in one's own destiny, to acquire ability and skill in life choices, to accept responsibility for the outcome of one's choices, to reconcile individual values ​​with the program). Helping the center and trusting the specialized team (head of the center, social worker, psychologist, coach, legal expert, etc.) their actions and ability to meet their normal needs, to reduce or cut off sex outside the family and unprotected quality Improve your life and effective relationship with family.)

5) Follow up

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