On International Women’s Day, Global Communities celebrates the strength of the many women and girls living in humanitarian crises around the world. Women and girls are often at significantly increased risk of harm – such as gender-based violence (GBV) – during emergencies. Harmful social norms, gender inequalities, and
Global Communities celebrated the graduation of the 2014-2015 round of engineering fellows. The fellows completed eight months of technical, non-technical, and site training benefitting from the experience of Global Communities professionals. Several of the fellows have already secured employment either in Palestine or regionally.
Hundreds of youth participated in the Youth Local Council (YLC) elections held in two communities over the weekend. The YLCs in Beit Sahur and Ar Ram kicked off the 2015 elections, and 16 additional YLCs will hold their elections over the coming months. Congratulations go out not only to those who won, but also to those who fulfilled
As part of its green initiatives, Global Communities celebrated the Palestinian National Environment Day (March 5) with the students and staff of Aqqaba Girls’ Primary School, in cooperation with Tubas Directorate and Aqqaba Municipality. Participants spent the day beautifying the school by making chairs and planters from old tires, as well as planting
This month , Global Communities West Bank and Gaza, in cooperation with Injaz Palestine, began implementation of the second round of the “Woman and Leadership” initiative at 10 schools throughout the West Bank. This initiative targets female students in the 10th grade aims to break gender stereotypes in choosing future professions
Despite a long history of active female public and political engagement in the territories, Palestinian women still face crushing gender inequality in the public and private sectors. Global Communities works to respond to these realities and enact a vision where all social groups, including women, are able to full participate in