A round table discussion on the protection system for women in Palestine
Ramallah-A roundtable meeting on developing the protection system for women in Palestine, held in Ramallah, on Tuesday, recommended the necessity of increasing the number of women’s protection counselors in the Ministry of Social Development, and developing their capabilities in the field of providing counseling and psychological support to battered women. And raising awareness of the national referral system for battered women and the various protection mechanisms, in addition to strengthening cooperation with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees "UNRWA" to strengthen the protection system for women in the camps.
The meeting comes as part of the "Shamel" project implemented by the YWCA of Palestine, funded by UNWOMEN, and in partnership with community organizations in refugee camps. The project aims to enhance the protection and reintegration of women and girls who are survivors of violence in Palestine, and to protect the rights of survivors of gender-based violence, by targeting refugee camps.