Women Community Empowerment Forums

20. May, 2014 News No comments

From January 2014 to March 2014, SVA organized 23 forums meetings throughout the Gaza Strip. Through the meetings, SVF has assisted the trainees to put their newly acquired skills on practices by organizing community initiatives and activities. Young women leaders have had the opportunity to plan a community advocacy campaigns with the objective of building a future democratic leadership. Women’s leadership skills gained are effectively utilized through community forums. They prepared to finalize a new code of conduct to be signed by women/youth to renounce the violence against women, inheritance deprivation, discrimination and unemployment. They signed a petition to reject violence and supporting women peaceful actions. They ran a lot of social media to promote the culture of the women community work and non-violence. They proposed a number of peaceful and women empowerment initiatives. During the reporting period, the young women leaders conducted many meetings as follows:

 

  1. The forum meeting taken place at the Alsahel Charitable Society in Rafah city on January 14, 2014. The participants also discussed how to activate the role of society organizations in reinforcing women community participation.
  2. The forum meeting taken place at the Thaleth Alharamayn Alshareefayn Society in Rafah on January 16, 2014. The members also discussed the technology development and its impact on the community culture.
  3. The forum meeting taken place at Women Activity center – Deir Elbalah on January  22, 2014. The participants discussed  the impact of faith on women community participation.
  4. The forum meeting taken place at  Nusirate Women Empowerment Center on Jan ary26, 2014. The members also discussed  a number of issues relevant to reinforcement women’s social role.
  5. The forum meeting taken place at the technical center for training in Gaza city, on January 27, 2014. The members discussed the Palestinian community’s outlook to women.
  6. The forum meeting taken place at the cultural forum center in Deir Elbalah, on January 27, 2014. They also discussed the impact of violence on women socially and economically.
  7. The forum meeting taken place at the hope and love seeds society of Maghazi on January 27, 2014.  The members also discussed  the women’s social role in the workplaces.
  8. The forum meeting taken place at the Women Activity center of Khan Younis, on January 30, 2014. The members also discussed the role of municipal on women empowerment.
  9. The forum meeting taken place at the working women society in Gaza city, on February 2, 2014. The members also discussed the Role of civil society in promoting women role.
  10. The forum meeting taken place at the Society of rural women development in Zawayda village, on February 4, 2014. The members also discussed Society’s outlook to working women.
  11. The forum meeting taken place at Wesal Association for Development in Khanounis on February 5, 2014. They discussed the impact of voluntary work and its significance on women social participation.
  12. The forum meeting taken place at the Shabbab Baladna center in Al Buraij RC, on February 8, 2014. The members also discussed the impact of violence on women at all levels and finding mechanism to eliminate it.
  13. The forum meeting taken at the loan and saving society in the Zawayda village, on February 10, 2014. The forum’s members also discussed the psychological impact of divorce on women.
  14. The forum meeting taken at the cultural and social forum of Deire Albalah, on February 17, 2014. The forum’s member discussed the mechanism of combating  violence against women.
  15. The forum meeting taken at the Maghazi cultural center, on February 17, 2014. The forum’s members also discussed the violence against women and mechanism to reduce it.
  16. The forum meeting taken at the Farmers Association of Nuseirat, on February 18, 2014. The members also discussed the impact of unemployment on Palestinian women.
  17. The forum meeting taken at the Aafaq Society for Development in Al Nuseirat RC, on February 19, 2014. The forum’s members also discussed the Role of women in social life.
  18. The forum meeting taken at the Women Empowerment Center in the Nuseirat area, on February 20, 2014. The members also discussed the mechanism to combat the domestic violence.
  19. The forum meeting taken at the Sehoul Alkhadraa society in Gaza city, on March 4, 2014. The members also discussed the cultural heritage and its impact on women.
  20. The forum meeting taken at the Maghazi Cultural center, on March 16, 2014. They discussed Violence against women.
  21. The forum meeting taken at the Maghazi Cultural center, on March 17, 2014. They discussed Violence against women.
  22. The forum meeting taken at the Thaleth Alharamayn Alshareefayn, on March 20, 2014. The members discussed the impact of Violence on women’s social empowerment.
  23. The forum meeting taken at Al Burj Cultural Centre on March 23, 2014. The members also discussed the impact of the social structure on women.

The members of women community forums also contributed to implementation of public awareness sessions. They also helped in coordination and inviting the participants to the sessions.

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