BADIL launches a women’s empowerment program

14 February 2014

BADIL launched a special 6-month long empowerment program for women from communities threatened by Israeli displacement in Area C on 13 February 2014. Thirty-seven women representing five areas (old city of Hebron; South Hebron Hills; Jordan Valley; East Jerusalem; and Western Bethlehem District) participated in the first training

The Women Empowerment Program includes educational and training workshops. The aim of trainings is to educate the participants about the Israeli mechanisms of displacement, and elucidate the root causes of the conflict. These are incorporated within a boarder curriculum that aims to raise awareness regarding the human rights, rights of women, international law and tools of popular activism – to resist the crime of forcible displacement. Moreover, the workshops aim to enhance the participants’ skills of data collection, documenting violations, reporting to news agencies and duty bearers, and photographing which would result in the production of short documentary films to be used for advocacy. Participants in the program are intended to produce a special study paper, short documentary films and photo exhibitions - documenting Israeli violations in their areas of origin.