22 ottobre 2015 Carmela

News from the West Bank: emancipatory resarch activities keep going

On the 17th of August a researcher from ARCO went to Bethlem and Ramallah for three weeks to conduct emancipatory research with 60 women with disabilities.

The research was done within the project “Empowerment of DPOs promoting women with disabilities’ rights in the West Bank” run by Educaid, Aifo with the financial support of the Italian Cooperation.

This Project aims at protecting the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Palestine by improving the capacity of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), strengthening the awareness , the empowerment and research skills of women with disabilities.

Despite the difficulties provoked by the current situation, all activities are running successfully, thanks to the women  trained by the researcher from ARCO during its last mission in the West Bank