Participatory training of women with disabilities in the West Bank

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

The research 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 keeps going. The 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.

In Bethlehem, a group of 15 women with disabilities has been involved in participatory training aimed at co-developing a questionnaire. The questionnaire will be used for a field research focused on the employabilty of women with disability in the West Bank. The same women participating to the training will be in charge of data collection an data entry.

In Nablus ARCO researchers, Federico Ciani and Irene Pasqua, organized and implemented a participatory training with a group of 20 women who are care givers of persons with disabilities. The training process saw the co-creation of a questionnaire focused on the assessment of the so called “burden of care”, on time use and on other aspects of women empowerment. The questionnaire will be used to interview 150 care givers. In this case too the women who participated to the training will act as interviewers and be in charge of the data entry.

Through this research it will be possible to have a comprehensive picture of situation of women with disabilities in Palestine as the research will collect information about women living in cities, in rural areas and in refugee camps in the Governatorates of Ramallah, Hebron, Betlehem, Nablus, Jenin, Salfit and Kalkirya

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