Wissam Jouda, project coordinator; said ” this meeting aims to build the capacities of Women and Youth Community Institutions ,raise their awareness on accessing security for women and girls with disabilities, and improve their knowledge on local law and international agreements protect such people’s rights”
She added,” this training is a part of activities that aim to build the knowledge capacities on the rights of women with disabilities , elimination GBV, and the mechanism to activate coordination between associations working on women with disabilities in order to expand accessing the legal services in particular ”
Topics presented during the training were: new concepts of disability, the principals of legal orientation of women with disabilities, the rights of women with disabilities in CEDAW as well as in Conventions concern, challenges on accessing community justice for them , the multipath of the services quality as a right for women with disability, and the role of Palestinian Disability Law in respecting the rights of women with disability.
The training attended by 60 participants from both groups and they were social activists, Mukhtars, academics, people with disability, and representative of political parties .
Athar Mahdi, a participant, explained ” the training built her capacities and raise her awareness on different topics related to new concepts for disability and the legal orientation for women with disability, the rights of women with disability in Conventions related to their and CEDAW convention.
But Ismael Lubbad another participant, said ” the training added to him new skills and information, and he realized the important challenges facing women with disability as well as he will transmit these information to his association.
The participants recommended to hold a training on the mechanism of access justice for women with disability due to the importance of such training on integrating women with disability in the community, and conduct workshops on the training topics to raise awareness and change the community culture toward the rights of women with disability.