REFORM organizes a cultural meeting to discuss the film: “I am Ahlam” which portrays the reality of women’s participation in political and social life.
THE STEREOTYPICAL IMAGE OF PALESTINIAN WOMEN
The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development – REFORM, organized a cultural meeting to discuss the screening of the film “I am Ahlam.” It portrays the reality of women’s participation in political and social life. Also, it highlights Palestinian women’s right to expression, participation, and education. A number of young men and women activists participated in this meeting at the Feneeq Cultural Center in Al-Aroub Camp.
The meeting started with the coordinator of the Cultural Center of the REFORM Association Mohammed Jawabreh, who spoke about the stereotypical image of women in the Palestinian society. He also explained the importance of this meeting, which provides safe spaces for marginalized groups, especially women, to discuss their issues. These spaces challenge the discriminatory and exclusionary practices and behaviors against women.
THE DEFICIENCY OF BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS
The social and psychological researcher at UNRWA, Nida Najjarah, pointed out that some customs, traditions, cultural and social heritage would curb the lives of Palestinian women facing occupation. The attendees also discussed the repercussions of asylum on Palestinian women, such as violence, loss of civil rights, identity, poverty, unemployment, health problems, education, and the unknown future of Palestinian refugees, especially women.
Palestinian refugee women lack minimum living necessities and health services that are essential for human life.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This training is part of the “Access Beyond Barriers” project, which take place in Palestinian refugee camps. It seeks to promote community participation of marginalized groups, develop public policies that are responsive to the needs of young people, especially women, and strengthen cooperation between youth groups and institutions located in Area C and refugee camps. It also aims to develop the internal evidence and systems of these institutions to consolidate the principles of good governance to increase social and cultural cohesion among the various components of the society, in the context of building an inclusive Palestinian identity.