Gaza Community Mental Health
Programme organized on Wednesday, March 10, 20212, a workshop under the title
‘My Experience’ as part of a holistic media campaign – Let’s All Choose to
Challenge – launched on the occasion of
the International Women’s Day.
The campaign aimed at contributing to the accumulative efforts GCMHP and
its partners are making to support women and change the wrong social
perceptions which negatively affect their wellbeing.
Through the workshop, the space was open for women who challenged their
hard realities and forced their ways through hardships, stigma and disabilities
to success and empowerment, to share their experiences with the community.
The audience were touched and inspired by these experiences of gthese
women who succeeded in bringing about positive changes in their communities.
It also created room for partner organizations to share their experience
in working on women issues and present how far they have gone with their quest,
and collectively come up with a set of recommendations to tackle the challenges
they have faced during their work. The
workshop was widely covered
by local media organisations.
Beside a vox pop video about women’s rights was presented in the
workshop and published on social media, too. The video explored the public
opinion on several issues related to women rights including the issue of
inheritance, early marriage, the right to education and others.
This campaign was part of the efforts GCMHP is taking, in close
cooperation with all the concerned organizations, to support women’s rights and
change any wrong social perceptions that might affect their wellbeing.