The YWCA Ramallah Welcomes an International Youth delegation
The YWCA of Ramallah welcomed an international youth delegation Today, Monday 10th July 2023, visiting Palestine as part of the "Journey for Justice" Program which is organized by the Joint Advocacy Initiative.
The delegation was welcomed by the head of board of Young Women's Christian Association in Ramallah, Dr. Ibtisam Dahou and the National General Secretary of the YWCA of Palestine, Ms. Amal Tarazi, and some staff members.
Dahou welcomed the visiting delegation and briefed them on the history of the association and the programs it implements, referring to the vocational training program, which contributes to creating job opportunities for young women and men, in addition to the vocational and specialized courses that help those enrolled in to develop their skills, build their capabilities and prepare them for the labor market.
In her turn, Tarazi briefed the group on the political, social and economic reality that the Palestinian people live through and the challenges they face, referring to the programs implemented by the National YWCA aimed at empowering young women and improving their reality at various levels.
This program brings youth from YWCAs and YMCAs around the world to meet and spend time with Palestinian youth, and learn about life under the Israeli military occupation and tools to advocate for peace with Justice. The program aims to identify the reality and accompany the Palestinian youth in their daily lives.
It is worth mentioning that the Joint Advocacy Program (JAI) The East- Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine was established in 2001, works for Peace with Justice in Palestine based on Humanitarian and Christian Values by mobilizing the world movements of YMCA and YWCA, Churches, Church Based organizations, UN agencies, and other relevant organizations to influence decision makers, and promote actions that contribute to end Israeli occupation and all its violations of international law.