Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem

EU Project (2014 - 2017): Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem

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The Palestinians in East Jerusalem face serious human rights violations and are strongly disadvantaged when it comes to social inclusion, employment and access to healthcare and education.

Together with the five partners; Right to Play (RTP), War Child Holland (WCH), Sawa, the Arab Center for Agriculture Development (ACAD) and ArtLab, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Ramallah & Jordan (hbs) has launched the EU-funded project “Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem” in September 2014. The project targets vulnerable women, children and youth, with a special focus on girls and women at risk of suffering from gender based violence, female entrepreneurs, children with disabilities, small scale community based organizations (CBOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working with women and children in East Jerusalem. As the lead partner, hbs oversees the project activities that include youth trainings on visual arts, support for female entrepreneurs and micro-businesses, workshops to raise awareness for violence against women, psychological relief work with children and women and awareness raising to alert the international community of the situation in East Jerusalem. The project runs until 2017 and is designed to strengthen the target group’s capacity to defend their own human and political rights.

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The project "Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Women and Children in East Jerusalem" opened its doors to the public on Wednesday the 19th of October at the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in East Jerusalem. Our project partners Sawa—All the Women Together Today and Tomorrow, War Child Holland (WCH), Right to Play (RTP), Arab Center for Agricultural Development (ACAD), and ArtLab (ARTLAB) displayed their work to hundreds of attending children and women.

أطلق مشروع "النهوض بحقوق النساء والأطفال المهمّشين في القدس الشرقيّة" فعاليّة اليوم المفتوح في القدس يوم الأربعاء 19 تشرين الأوّل/أكتوبر 2016 في جمعيّة الشابات المسيحيّة في القدس الشرقيّة، حيث عرض شركاؤنا في المشروع: سوا – كلّ النساء معًا اليوم وغدًا، وأطفال الحرب هولندا، والحقّ في اللعب، والمركز العربيّ للتطوير الزراعيّ (أكاد)، وآرت لاب، قاموا جميعًا بعرض أعمالهم وإنجازاتهم لمئات الأطفال والنساء الذين حضروا النشاط.

Heinrich Böll Stiftung - Palestine & Jordan Office held on 19 October 2016 a public event to celebrate with its partners, beneficiaries, and friends the achievements of their EU-funded project that supports vulnerable communities in East Jerusalem.

 

أقامت اليوم مؤسّسة هينرش بُل – مكتب فلسطين والأردن فعاليّة عامّة للاحتفال، مع الشركاء والمستفيدين والأصدقاء، إنجازاتهم ضمن المشروع المموّل من الاتّحاد الأوروبيّ الذي يدعم التجمّعات والمجتمعات المهمّشة في القدس الشرقيّة.

ضمن مشروع "النهوض بحقوق النساء والأطفال المهمّشين في القدس الشرقيّة" ، تقوم أطفال الحرب هولندا، أحد الشركاء في تنفيذ المشروع، بحملة توعية بحقوق الأطفال يقودها الأطفال أنفسهم. 

وقد قام الأطفال، بالتعاون مع راديو 24 إف إم، بتسجيل سلسلة ومضات، وهي تسجيلات صوتيّة قصيرة تمّت كتابتها وتمثيلها من قبل الأطفال، وقد تمّ اختيار مواضيع هذه الومضات من قبل أطفال باعتبارها القضايا الأهمّ بالنسبة إليهم.

خلال الفعاليّة، ستقوم مؤسّسة هينرش بُل وشركاؤها في المشروع بعرض أعمالهم في يوم سيكون مخصّصًا للمستفيدين من المشروع وللجمهور كافّة. ابتداء من الساعة الحادية عشر، ستتوالى النشاطات الشيّقة للأطفال والبالغين.

During this event, Heinrich Boell Foundation and its partners will exhibit their work on a day dedicated to the project beneficiaries and open to the public. Starting at 11am a variety of activities will be available for children and adults.

HBS is hiring a consultant to conduct a study on the situation of women and children in East Jerusalem, in the framework of our EU funded project "Advancing the rights of vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem".

War Child Holland has published a need assessment on Psychosocial Needs of Children Including Adolescents, Girls and Children with Disabilities in East Jerusalem in January 2016. The assessment was prepared by Early childhood and Education Expert Ms. Alia Sha’ar.

The EU project “Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem” has seen a lot of successful activities and a sustainable implementation during the first year of its implementation. However, the deteriorating political situation in Jerusalem deeply concerns the implementing partners and has prompted them to issue a common statement.

The Palestine/Jordan Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation stands by the women in the region and supports their just struggle for freedom, dignity and equal rights. On this special day hbs Ramallah wishes all its friends a Happy Women´s Day..

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In September 2014, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung-Ramallah & Jordan (hbs) Office has launched the EU-funded project “Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem” together with the five partners Right to Play (RTP), War Child Holland (WCH), Sawa, The Arab Center for Agriculture Development (ACAD) and ArtLab. The project was envisaged because of the human rights violations Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem still face and their marginalization when it comes to social inclusion, employment and access to healthcare and education.

Grants

Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Hbs) invites Civil Society Organizations (NGOs and CBOs) in East Jerusalem to submit proposals for funding projects that comply with Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem. The grants fund work is 15 month period starting in January 2016, and have a maximum up to Euros 18,750 per grantee.