Gaza Strip- As part of the Women's Leadership Incubator project, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor concluded ‘Building Capacities Program’ for local institutions, funded by Raham Austria and the Swedish Kvinna Till Kvinna organization. The program aims to provide female workers at local Palestinian institutions in the Gaza Strip with methods to implement advocacy campaigns for women's issues.
The program managed to train and equip 20 women with skills to develop their working conditions at local and partner institutions by providing them with methods to do advocacy campaigns aimed at highlighting women’s issues and solving them using modern tools. The program also aims at training women to claim the right of people with disabilities to work and raising female workers’ payments at kindergartens.
Following receiving training by a group of experts and trainers in campaign management, the participants are supposed to launch a number of lobbying and advocacy campaigns to support women's rights.
"The program aims to introduce women to the most effective ways to demand their rights and share their ideas using modern tools," said Khalid Shbeir, a trainer at the program. "The program also aims to introduce these women to various forms of pressure that might bring innovative solutions to their issues," he added
He noted that the 35-training-hour-program included various training topics with a focus on communication, lobbying, advocacy and the use of social media to support and highlight women's issues.
Abeer Abu Shawish, the director of the Women's Leadership Initiative project, said the training resulted in changing the ways in which women reach their goals and claim their rights.
"The Women's Leadership Incubator project, launched in 2017, carried out a number of activities that contributed to empowering women in order to claim their rights and defend their just causes under Palestinian law," Abu Shawish stressed.
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor carried out the second round of the Women's Leadership Incubator project, funded by the Raham Austria Association and Kvinna Till Kvinna organization. The project aims to enable women in the Gaza Strip to exercise their rights following raising their awareness of these rights, which enabled them to prepare plans to improve their economic and social conditions.