Preventing Violence against Women in Occupied Palestinian Territories through resilient support communities







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2.000.000,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 5: Ligestilling mellem kønnene

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Palestine

Lokale partnere:

  • Rural Women Development Society

Overordnede mål :

The overall development objective is to assure a strengthened support community (individual, organizational and community) for survivors of VAW.

Umiddelbare mål :

The two immediate objectives are: A. By the end of the project period norms on gender roles and VAW are changed among youth, fathers and mothers in four cities / school districts and survivors of VAW have received counselling. B. By the end of the project period, RWDS and women’s shelter staff are applying methods to reduce secondary traumatization , assuring more resilient organizations handling VAW

Målgrupper :

RWDS staff, social workers and teachers: •Two hired specialized social workers and two field coordinators with experience in gender based violence, from RWDS. They, together with other key staff members will be provided with a ToT on experienced based learning VAW and gender equality to be applied when training school students supported •Teachers at School: 10 Teachers will also benefit from the violence and VAW trainings at schools. •20 male social workers from the targeted areas, school social workers and RWDS social workers are trained on the concept developed by BABA in dealing with violence, and are able to conduct trainings to the aforementioned target group of 40 of the student’s fathers. Youth, men and women: •School students. 400 students in total (50 % boys and 50 % girls), 100 students from each of the four targeted schools, in the age between 14 and 17 years old. The four schools are all gender segregated. •Fathers and mothers of the students and women members at RWDS clubs in the targeted communities. 40 fathers and 80 women/mothers from the four targeted areas will be targeted respectively under the BABA model and through trainings on VAW provided by two specialized social workers. • Students and women survivors of violence and VAW: 10 students and 20 women will receive individual and groups counseling by the specialized social workers. Target group related to Objective B: •RWDS staff and women’s shelter staff: A total number of 22, four social workers from each shelter and 10 social workers from RWDS are provided with trainings in secondary traumatization. •Two social workers from RWDS are selected to partake in the ToT on secondary traumatization to be able to further train other target groups. •15 trainees from other institution/organisation taking part in RWDS led training on Secondary traumatization. Secondary beneficiaries: •Women receiving counselling from more professionalized staff.


1 in 3 women globally are exposed to violence, forming a barrier to women’s active participation in the public sphere and thereby a major impediment to gender equity at all levels. Project partners Danner (Danish NGO) and RWDS (Palestinian NGO) share a strong vision to reduce violence against women (VAW) in line with UN SDG 5, target 5.2 to Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres. To contribute to the above target this project focuses on prevention and protection. In terms of prevention the project address norms on violence among men, women and youth in two selected governorates (Bethlehem and Hebron). The aim is to change attitudes on gender and violence, and provide beneficiaries with skills to reduce violence. In terms of protection the project aims at strengthening the resilience of shelter staff and social workers in direct contact with survivors of VAW, professionalizing the strategic services benefitting this marginalized target group