Gaza Community Mental Health
Programme continues to implement awareness and educational activities as part
of a campaign it has organized to mark the 16 Days of Activism against
Gender-based Violence. The campaign started on 25 November and continues until 10
December 2021, and has been run under the global theme set by the UN
Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign: “Orange the World: End Violence against
On Thursday, December 2, 2021,
the second educational public meeting has been conducted at Al-Aqsa University
A panel of speakers discussed
social and cultural issues related to state of women in the Palestinian context
during the public meeting which was attended by tens of female and male
students. The speakers included Dr Iyad Abdeljawad, Dean of Community Service
and Continuing Education at Al-Aqsa Uni; Dr Ibrahim Salha, and Dr Basam Abu
Hasheesh, both professors at the Faculity of Education at the university;
Bushra Abu Leila, GCMHP mental health specialist; and Asmaa Naeim, project
topics, the speakers discussed the social conditions surrounding women's issues
and their development, the latest efforts made to support women, and the
challenges that still standing.
The discussions also focused on domestic
violence, its causes and the psychological repercussions, and the importance of
the role of youth in raising awareness and changing negative social patterns.
At the end of the public meeting
the students were given the floor to raise questions and discuss their viewpoints. then a petition
against GBV was signed by the participants and the attendees.