Tuesday April 17th, 2018 admin

The empowerment of women with disabilities: a journey in Palestine

“We face double discrimination: first of all, we are woman and second of all we are women with disabilities.” Tahir, researcher in the project “Particip-Action”, tells this way the story of many women with disabilities in Palestine.

The goal of the project “Particip-Action”, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affais and implemented by Educaid is to strengthen the role of the Organisations of Persons With Disabilities in Palestine and to raise awareness on the rights of people with disabilities.

The emancipatory research

The emancipatory research focuses on marginalised people and people at risk of marginalization, in this specific case women with disabilities, and involves the members of these group as main actors. The women were trained to become themselves the main protagonists of the research and allows them to become the main source of knowledge about their own lives and needs.

To fully understand the project and the activity we carried out watch this powerful video: interviews and images will guide you through a long and beautiful journey in Palestine.



As a mother of a person with disabilities the emancipatory research empowered me and increased my knowledge and experience of other people with disabilities. I also helped me to understand that I am not alone…

Rajaa (Caregiver & Researcher)

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