Jerusalem Center for Women conducted training sessions within the “Breaking the Taboos” project, which is funded by the European Union (EU) and partnered with the Henrich Boll Stiftung Foundation. The project targeted women from Old City and Silwan in East Jerusalem with the objective of increasing protection mechanisms for female victims and women at risk of Gender Based Violence. This was largely achieved through the provision of legal and psychosocial support and by raising awareness amongst civil society.
This project also included intensive gender training targeting young people of universities and youth centres in the West Bank who are currently involved in social activism and women’s rights, and/or those who are pursuing degrees related to political science, media, or social studies.
These trainings are inspired and based on the United Nations resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, as well as on the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and they target both young men and women as Jerusalem Center for Women believes that a society found on principles of gender equality must be built by both women and men.
Within this same context, the Center had previously produced a video featuring Palestinian public figures condemning all types of violence against women.
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.