YWCA Palestine participates in a virtual event in commemoration of the International Day of Peace
On the International Day of Peace, the YWCA of Palestine joined a virtual event organized by the YWCA of Japan along with thirty other members from YWCAs all around the world. The importance of the event is to advocate for global peace and mobilize international solidarity. Accordingly, the event provided a unique opportunity to shed light on the challenges faced by countries in conflict or under occupation. As a result, the participants were given the chance to develop a more profound understanding about peace.
During the event, Ms. Amal Tarazi, the General Secretary of the YWCA of Palestine, referred to a campaign that was launched to mobilize funding for two Kindergartens located in Aqbet Jaber and Al Jalazone refugee camps. She did so in consideration of the difficult conditions in the camps that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic within the last three years. Furthermore, Ms. Tarazi stressed that the YWCA will continue to work towards sustainability and development in the two kindergartens, thereby improving the services for refugees, specifically for children.
Enhancing the situation of Palestinians living in refugee camps is of paramount importance to the YWCA, which is reflected accordingly in the wide variety of programs offered by the YWCA. The programs range from promoting economic empowerment of women and young women, vocational and leadership trainings, workshops to enhance the civic participation of young women and youth, and trainings about women’s rights and just peace. Moreover, their programs align with the YWCA’s belief in the right to return and life in dignity.