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Women's Center AlThouri Silwan

Member since 15.04.2019

Country

Palestinian Authority

Mission and objectives

The women's Center AlThouri Silwan seeks to build a society free of all forms of discrimination against women and aims to improve the rights and security of women and to promote their participation in decision-making, leadership and public affairs, as well as to empower them economically.
The centre is aimed primarily at women of all ages and seeks to change the society's perceptions of women and improve them, changing, thus, the behaviours and social norms that lead to gender discrimination.
The centre’s work is based on human rights and women's rights conventions.

Main activities related to gender equality and women's rights

The Women's Center AlThouri Silwan is a pioneer in the implementation of grassroots activities that help women realize their rights, enable them to become active citizens, and improve the society's perceptions of women.
There are 3 basic programs in the centre:
1 - Awareness program aimed at raising awareness in the community. It includes: awareness of women's rights, positive parenting, reproductive health and Palestinian rights in Jerusalem. This program also includes the provision of legal consultations.
2. Cultural program aiming at enhancing Palestinians’ awareness of their culture and customs.
3. The Economic Empowerment and Humanitarian Assistance Program, which focuses mainly on the economic empowerment of women through training, mentoring and support. The centre helped many women create their own businesses (DJ services, sound systems, shops, handicraft exhibitions, restaurants, etc.)
The main objective is to fight gender based violence and early marriage, as well as to raise awareness on women’s rights.

Geographical sphere of activity

Provincial

Working themes

Types of Violence
Education / Professional training
Culture / Sports / Leasure

Target group(s)

Victims of violence, Youth (under 25), Women entrepreneurs

Specific years of work experience in gender equality

+10

Contact

Address : Jerusalem, 90000 ,Palestinian Authority
Telephone : 5650077
Adress email : awc-jerusalem@hotmail.com
Website : http://acjerusalem.org/portal/

They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

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