The "Insijam" Initiative, which will take place over 18 months, seeks to empower and increase the participation of women and girls, as well as young men, in local and national efforts to combat prevailing social norms, gender-based violence and the negative impacts of the coronavirus crisis on Palestinian society, especially in the aftermath of the outbreak, and strengthen the capacities of young women and young men to influence policy and decision-making processes, through creative advocacy efforts, promoting a more gender-equitable society.
The "Insijam" Initiative comes as part of the "Naseej: Connecting Voices and Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls in the MENA Region" project, co-funded by OXFAM and the European Union, which aims to combat sexual and gender-based violence to ensure that women and girls live a safe life from violence.
To increase awareness of men, boys, women and girls on social and cultural norms that perpetuate gender inequality and SGBV thus transforming attitudes and increasing social cohesion
To strengthen the capacities of young women and young men to influence policy and decision-making processes, through creative advocacy efforts, promote a more gender equitable society
The targeted groups have enhanced understanding of cultural and structural dimensions and unconscious patterns in culture, social structure and collective behavior in order to transform assumptions, attitudes and behaivours, reducing gender-based violence
Youth have increased skills and capacities to lead the transformation processes in their communities to become agents of change
Increased the public’s awareness of women’s needs and rights as well as the importance of gender equality, challenging social norms/gender roles, promoting favorable behavioral attitudes and enhancing social cohesion
Improved the conditions of the targeted group’s communities through directly addressing their needs and opinions, improving the efforts to combat SGBV and gender stereotypes
Youth have increased skills and capacities in writing policy papers and monitoring reports and implementing advocacy campaigns
Youth strengthened their capacities to influence policy and decision-making processes, through creative advocacy efforts