The SAWA program in Palestine
1) The patriarchal system has a strong presence in Palestine, marked by the concentration of men’s power in the public and private sphere.
2) The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has lasted for more than 60 years, has devastating effects on the socio-economic situation of the inhabitants
To give some examples:
Women’s participation in the working life in Palestine is still very uneven, with a participation rate of 21% against 72% for men in 2019. In the same year, in politics, women represented only 11,3% of the seats in the national parliament and 21,2% in local governments.
2) Dissemination of information to allow better access for victims of violence to the emergency and care services available.
3) Advocacy for the implementation of violence prevention measures in the schools of the West Bank.
1.200 students, including 800 girls, were made aware of the different types of violence and know whom to turn to and what services to contact in such situations.
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