The Women’s Program Center recently held a number of training courses aimed at empowering women and young women in the city of Rafah (Gaza Strip, Palestine) and building their capacities in many areas.
On January 13, the Center organized training on cyber bullying, extortion, and mobile phones security and protection, as part of its efforts to raise awareness about cyber-violence.
On the other hand, the Center recently launched the "All Things Could Be Re-Used" initiative to educate women on the various methods of recycling used materials to cope with the difficult living conditions in Gaza Strip as a result of the siege imposed since 2006.
According to a recent study entitled Enhancing Job Opportunities for Skilled Women, jointly supported by the Norwegian government and World Bank, evidence shows that skilled Palestinian women face multifaceted constraints that limit their job options when compared to their male counterparts. While limited job opportunities affect everyone in the Palestinian territories (PT), a striking feature of its labour market is the significantly higher rate of unemployment among skilled women relative to skilled men. Unemployment rate for women with post-secondary education (47 percent) is more than double that of young men (18 percent). Furthermore, young and highly educated women represent the largest cohort of unemployed women seeking and willing to work.
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.