In Palestine IM support local organizations who mobilizes marginalized people to become agents of change. Together citizens can take an active stance against unjust structures and build a society where everyone’s right is respected.
IM support and strengthen local civil society organizations whose interventions are targeted towards society as a whole. A span from empowering rights holders themselves, to raising awareness among the local community, to advocate towards decision makers.
IM identifies people with disabilities to be among the most important groups to support and empower to claim and enjoy their rights. By empowering persons with disabilities, and their community, people are given the knowledge and the tools to claim and demand the rights from responsible authorities. Thus a lot of IM support is directed towards our partners’ interventions with focus on advocacy and awareness campaigns to combat stigmas that maintains discriminatory structures.
IM also supports organizations who empower women to claim their rights, specially their economic, and sexual and reproductive health rights. As well guarantee that women, no matter their financial status, can enjoy qualitative health care services. With the mobilization of women groups IMs partners also strives to increase the services and the knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in the Palestinian society.
With financial independence, increased knowledge of their rights, and confidence, women themselves can be a force against discriminatory patriarchal structures for a gender equal society.
News from Palestine
In conjunction with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign, IM Swedish Development Partner, Diakonia, Norwegian People’s Aid and Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World will be holding the “Legislation on Violence Against Women in the MENA Region” Conference, on the 5th and 6th of December.
To celebrate women's rights advances, share experiences and discuss the future of gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa IM, Diakonia and NPA offers a safe inter-generational space for women’s activists during a conference on December 5th and 6th in Beirut.
In the Palestinian city Jabalia dreams come true one step at a time. At the “Yes, We Can” center children with disabilities and their parents receive support and therapy. One of them is four year old Yousef.
The Al Bylasan project; a Red Crescent initiative, offers numerous and personalized services for 47 young women with disabilities.
Six months after the streets of Ramallah were filled with people demanding social security for everyone, the movement has achieved its goal – to change the Palestinian social security law.