Gaza\ December-2016, Women Affairs Center (WAC) held 5 meetings on ”Promoting Access to Justice and Security for Women and Girls with Disabilities”, involving 220 participants from (associations for people with disability, social activists, people with disabilities, associations’ directors) . Meetings took place in all Gaza governorates. This activity is within a project entitled ” Promoting Access to Justice and Security for Women and Girls with Disabilities in the Gaza Strip” funded by a UNDP and UN Women joint program ”SWASYA” entitled ” Promoting Justice and Security for Palestinian People” .
”Meetings aim to raise awareness and create system or service network for women and girls with disabilities to enable them to access justice and security in all Gaza Districts”. Wissam Jouda, Project coordinator, said.
She added ” the gaps in services provided for women and girls with disabilities were determined where there were several gaps in the law needed to work on , such as the services gap in each sphere of the following (social, legal, health, economic strengthen, educational, and psychological guidance) ”.
The meetings tackled multiple issues such as ” PALESTINIAN DISABILITY LAW and its provisions, law gaps, and the result of research study implemented by Women’ Affairs Center (WAC) on ” Promoting access justice and security for women and girls with disabilities”
The attendances recommended a law protects the rights of women with disability especially their inheritance right, providing them free medical support, integrating student with disability in schools, providing free education, rendering public places and work premises suitable for use by people with disability, and providing shelters for battered women with disabilities.