Bethlehem: The PSCCW, in partnership with the Arab Federation of Persons with Disabilities/Bethlehem Branch, conducted a training session on gender-based violence on Sunday, June 4, 2023. The training involved the participation of 18 young men and women with disabilities as part of the activities of the “We Rise” project, implemented in partnership with the Dutch War Child Foundation.
The training focused on the concept of gender-based violence, its types, and the factors contributing to its prevalence in Palestinian society. It also aimed to raise awareness about protection service providers, how to file complaints, and the procedures involved in referrals. At the end of the training, the participants presented community initiatives addressing issues faced by people with disabilities, as well as strategies to defend their rights and advocate for them.
The project, implemented in the governorates of Bethlehem, Hebron, Salfit, Qalqilya, and Nablus, aims to promote prevention and protection against violence and human rights violations, enhance accountability regarding women’s and girls’ rights, and increase the participation of women and girls in supporting security and peace in the occupied Palestinian territories. It also seeks to empower them in making local and international decisions.