On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the Society of Women Graduates (SWG) in the Gaza Strip launched the second phase of the "Women have strength" project, in partnership with the African Women’s Development Fund. An introductory session of the project was held in the hall of the "Lighthouse" restaurant in Gaza City, with the participation of a number of civil society organizations, women’s rights and human rights organizations, the Supreme Council of the Sharia Judiciary, and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of Social Development.
In her speech, Mrs. Wedad Al-Sourani, Director-General of the Society, welcomed the attendees and said that the "Women Have Power 2" project seeks to enhance women’s access to the justice sector and to provide psychological and social support services, which contributes to improving the quality of life for women in the Gaza Strip. In turn, Ms. Haifa Shuhaiber, Program Manager at the Alumni Association, reviewed the activities of the project, and clarified the most important stages the project is going through, the services it provides, as well as the groups it targets. For his part, Mr. Mohammed Al-Jaja, the resource development officer in the association, reviewed the theory of change for the project, in terms of the impact to be achieved and the expected results from the implementation of the project. The session included many interventions and discussions, and questions from the attendees.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.