Ref: 62/2007

Date: 31 October  2007


Women’s Unit Organized a Gender Training Day in Northern Gaza

On Tuesday, 30 October 2007, the Women’s Unit organized a gender training day for women’s organizations in the northern Gaza Strip. The training was conducted in PCHR’s branch in Jabalia refugee camp. Twenty trainees from 14 women’s organizations attended.

PCHR’s Director, Raji Sourani, opened the training session by welcoming the trainees and pointing to the Center’s role in disseminating the culture of human rights and women’s rights. In addition, he commended the cooperation and networking between the Centre and women’s organizations in the northern Gaza Strip.

The Director of the Women’s Unit, Mona El-Shawwa, conducted the training and stressed the importance of gender training, which is part of the Unit’s awareness and training activities. She also stressed the importance of incorporating gender in the institutional work.

The training covered the following topics: defining gender, the difference between gender and sex, the basic role of gender, and the role distribution between men and women in Palestinian society.

It is noted that this training activity is conducted through a gender training project in cooperation with Swedish organization Kvinna til Kvinna.