Project Information

  • Title: Women In Action
  • Implementation Period: 2022-01-06

  • OnGoing


The Women In Action project aims to fill the gap to women’s representation by challenging current patriarchist narratives in rural Palestine. By upgrading young women’s psychosocial and economic capacities, we turn them into actively engaged individuals in their communities and beyond. Because we believe that local actors are by far the best placed to address the issues their communities are facing, we work hand in hand with Community-Based Organizations to enhance the participation of women in their activities. We empower partner CBOs by providing them with the know-hows and capacity building to target women’s underrepresentation. Through the establishment of women-friendly safe spaces in their premises, we enable CBOs to welcome women in a place that is their own. Interventions focusing on psychosocial and practical wellbeing are designed by and for women, encouraging them to engage with the community towards becoming more active citizens. Specialized intensive training and seed funding opportunities support women entrepreneurs in valuing and enhancing their skills to give life to their projects. Throughout the implemented activities, Palestinian women increase their self-confidence, gain practical skills for the labor force and become changemakers in their communities. The first phase of the project targeted the marginalized communities of Beit Liqia, Kharbatha Bani Hareth and Betellu through three Community-based Organizations (CBO). CYEE offered trainings on life skills and empowerment to 60 young women aged from 18 to 24 years old. Beneficiaries were then in charge of designing and delivering their own workshops and social initiatives to 150 children. The trainings proved successful in upgrading the women's leadership capacities, as well as increasing children’s awareness on the importance of gender equality.