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Gaza- February/2017, Women Affairs Center (WAC) in Gaza continued implementing the activities of  ”Promoting Access to Justice and Security for Women and Girls with Disabilities in the Gaza Strip”  project. The project is funded by a UNDP and UN Women joint program  ”SWASYA” entitled ”  Promoting Justice and Security for Palestinian People”.

” WAC implemented two trainings within the activities of this project one on ”  The Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Local Laws and International Agreements” and the other on ” Using Experimental Referral System for Women and Girls with Disabilities”  as well as  it held 5 meetings on   ”Promoting Access to Justice and Security for Women and Girls with Disabilities in the Gaza Strip”  .

This project aims to promote the concept of Access to Justice and Security for Women and Girls with Disabilities, legal empowerment for Women and Girls with Disabilities, and   raise awareness on methods of  accessing justice”

During the project term,  a Research study was conducted  entitled ‘ ”Promoting Access to Justice and Security for Women and Girls with Disabilities in the Gaza Strip 2016” . this study aimed to know the scope of Access to Justice and Security for Women and Girls with Disabilities in the Gaza Strip through knowing the real status of  Women and Girls with Disabilities, reveal their knowledge on justice and security, challenges that they face in  accessing justice and security”

Also , WAC issued three reports, the first  one on ” determining the needs of provided services for women and girls with disabilities who are victims or survivors of violence in Gaza Strip”, the second on ” analyzing the role and needing of stakeholder”, and the third one on” developing strategies to challenge issues related to providing services for  women and girls with disabilities who are  victims or survivors of  violence in Gaza strip”

Local radios broadcasted four radio sessions and four radio spots on the rights of people with disabilities. Also billboard advertisement was used under slogan ” Toward society guarantying the rights of women and girls with disabilities”. 5000 messages were send for different groups of Palestinian society under slogan ” Toward society guarantying the rights of women and girls with disabilities” as well as writing and publishing 10 brief news in different media sites.

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