The project aims to reduce the phenomenon of waste of bread in Palestine by raising awareness about the importance of recycling, starting from bread.
The Jerusalem Center for Women (JCW) is a feminist organization, established
in 1994 as a part of a collaborative feminist effort with Bat Shalom
known as the Jerusalem Link. The Jerusalem Center for Women aims to
reduce hostilities between Palestine and Israel, as well as advocacy for
womens rights in both areas.
Capacity Building & Empowerment Program
JCW strongly believes in the importance of women’s role in developing communities, therefore we equip women with education, training, and practice to sharpen their skills set and practice critical thinking assists women to become effective leaders who can bring sustained structural change and influence their families, organizations, and communities. For this purpose, JCW's Capacity Building and Empowerment Program work to:
Advocacy & Human Rights Program
The Advocacy and Human Rights Program aims to monitor the implementation of international law standards in a local context, and to educate women of East Jerusalem and the West Bank about their rights to change policies that undermine human rights and work towards rights-based alternatives.
On that account, JCW has established a human rights and democracy education project that works in tandem with our Legal Aid and Counseling Unit, to raise women's awareness to their rights, educate women about International Law, and provide women with legal aid and counseling on a wide range of issues, including preparing marriage contracts, property and inheritance rights, home demolition and eviction, domestic abuse, divorce, and custodial law. In the same context, JCW works to defend human rights, and prevent Human Rights violations by raising national, regional, and international awareness to violations of Palestinian women's rights by using varied advocacy techniques, including the use of new media, social networking, lobbying, researching, documenting, and disseminating information to key outlets and decision makers.
Peace Building & Conflict Resolution Program
In a time of heightened violence and insecurity for all Palestinians, JCW believes that women are key agents to achieve peace, social cohesion, and political legitimacy. Therefore, promoting women’s role in peace-building and conflict resolution was a founding concept of JCW. Although the peace process is stagnant, JCW still provides advanced training on conflict management and negotiation to equip women with innovative approaches to peacemaking, such as non-violence communication skills, change management, and inclusive dialogue techniques to secure effective participation of women at all levels of conflict resolution, and to achieve gender-responsive outcomes.
JCW works in partnership with civil society organizations, social activities, and private sector, among others, to increase women’s participation in peace-building through providing expertise to support gender mainstreaming across decision making bodies; and supporting the development of women local networks of leaders and activists. In addition, JCW serves as a platform where women's experiences, challenges, contributions and efforts to promote peace can be highlighted.
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