Women journalists legal empowerment workshop in Gaza
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) concluded a training workshop on legal empowerment in Gaza City, with the participation of a number of Palestinian female journalists working in media institutions in Gaza Strip. The two-day training focused on the reality and challenges facing women journalists in their work, and enhances their legal empowerment, as well as the rights of Palestinian women in the system of local legislation, and the nature of violations against them in Palestine.
ِAdwar starts implementing capacity building program in Khan Al-Ahmar
Roles for Social Change Association-ADWAR started implementing its capacity building program in Khan Al-Ahmar, East of Jerusalem within the project entitled (Towards Women Who Lead Change in Priority Communities and Make a Difference in Their Lives and the Lives of Others). The project is funded by Government of Netherlands and in partnership with Bedouin local councils in Hebron and East of Jerusalem. This project is considered one of important projects implemented by ADWAR as it targets Bedouin communities in East of Jerusalem; which are Bedouin community of Khan Al-Ahmar, Anata, and Arab Al-Jahalin.
oPt Humanitarian Fund releases US$2.2 million to alleviate urgent humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip
Today, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, Robert Piper, released US$ 2.2 million from the occupied Palestinian territory Humanitarian Fund (oPt HF) to cover urgent additional needs in the Gaza Strip in the areas of health and food security.
First of its kind in Palestine: A Conference on the “Effect of Arts on Communities”
The Palestinian Performing Arts Network is organizing its first conference on the “Effect of Arts on Communities”, which is the first of its kind in Palestine. The conference will be held next week from 29 November to 1st December 2017 at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Al-Bireh. The conference will aim to assess the impact of performing arts as a powerful tool with which to engage communities in various levels of social, political, economic, and educational change. The conference will also aim to provide both local and international insight and expertise on the significance and added value of performing arts on society in regions of conflict and post-conflict.
ADWAR nominated among the 2017 With and For Girls Award Winners
Roles for Social Change Association-ADWAR received the Global Award of The With and For Girls for the 2017 competition, which is given to civil society organizations that target women and girls within their framework. The With and For Girls Collective is a group organizations that share the common belief that girls are vital agents of change.
ADWAR signs a project agreement In partnership with the UKAID
Roles for Social Change Association-ADWAR signed a project agreement entitled (Supporting disadvantaged Bedouin and rural women to formalize and manage income-generating businesses, in south of Hebron and East Jerusalem). In partnership with the UKAID and funded by the European Union. That was with the presence of ADWAR’s general director Sahar Yousef AlKawasmeh and the program manager Mr.Maher Hamdan, as well as the projects manager Mrs.Sana’ Alawi. The project is going to be implemented in partnership with women members of women's protection committees in priority communities, in addition to the local and Bedouin councils, in cooperation with the chambers of commerce and industry and the Ministry of Women's Affairs. The project targets Bedouin and rural women in Bedouin and rural communities south of Hebron and East Jerusalem, classified as Area C. (Abu Nowar, east of Jerusalem, AlZweideen and Susiya south of Yatta and AlRamadin south of al-Dhahiriya in Hebron governorate).
World Bank Approves US$ 43 Million in Grants to Improve Palestinian Living Conditions
The World Bank announced today four projects in the Palestinian territories aimed at improving living conditions and expanding opportunities. The projects will be funded by grants totaling of US$ 43 million, and will support of job creation, recovery and reconstruction, service delivery, and social protection of the most vulnerable.
UN report: Occupation is the main cause of humanitarian needs in the occupied Palestinian territory
As the 50th anniversary of Israeli occupation approaches, OCHA’s 2016 Annual Report for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), released today, underscores that occupation policies and practices remain the key cause of humanitarian needs in the oPt. The internal Palestinian political divide is also a serious contributing factor.
World Bank Calls for Decisive Policies by All Parties to Stop the Deterioration of the Palestinian Economy
JERUSALEM, April 26, 2017 – Foreign aid and investment alone will have limited impact on the Palestinian economy without significant changes on the ground, according to a new World Bank report. A paradigm shift is needed among all parties to break the vicious cycle of near-stagnant economic growth and ongoing political uncertainty – and this could allow foreign aid to have a much more catalytic impact.
OCHA: Shutdown of Gaza’s power plant jeopardizes the delivery of basic services
On 17 April, Gaza’s sole power plant (GPP) was forced to shut down completely after exhausting its fuel reserves and being unable to replenish them due to a shortage of funds. Prior to this, the GPP was operating at only approximately half of its capacity, producing nearly 30 per cent of the electricity supplied to the Gaza Strip. On 20 April, electricity supply from Egypt, which accounts for 15 per cent of Gaza’s supply, also came to a halt due to technical malfunctioning that is yet to be repaired. Gaza is currently supplied only with electricity purchased from Israel (some 55 per cent of the previous supply), resulting in electricity blackouts of 20 hours per day, up from 12 hours previously, further undermining the delivery of basic services.