A non-governmental organization, founded in 1994 and located in East Jerusalem. The center aims to empower Palestinian women and enhance their capabilities to become an active member of society. The Jerusalem Center for Women seeks to spread the culture of human rights and acceptance of the other, in order to ensure the realization of Jerusalemite women's rights and enhance their role in the social and economic fields. The center's main goals are to raise awareness at the local and international levels of the human rights violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces against all Palestinians, with a special focus on the consequences of this occupation's use of military force and security restrictions, which are a major reason for the lack of security and safety among women. The center’s organizers believe that empowering women and educating them about the necessity of their participation in maintaining a healthy environment in their surroundings through what is available in their hands from the daily consumption of food, whether food or consumer waste, contributes to building a healthy and healthy society. Within the 2019 strategic plan, the Jerusalem Center for Women is working on several development projects in the field of environmental development and recycling, and the bread recycling project is among these projects. The Jerusalem Women's Center is the leading and main outlet for the bread recycling project. The project will be implemented in cooperation with the Golden Wheat Mills Company and the Joint Services Council for Solid Waste Management. The fact that the Jerusalem Center for Women believes in the necessity of networking and strengthening partnerships with local institutions and the private sector in order to better implement pilot projects and achieve greater impact and sustainability in the local community.
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Over the course of the past year, the Occupied Palestinian Territory saw
a dramatic rise in substance abuse as a result of trauma and violence
relating to the current occupation of its territories by Israel. The
overall goal of the project is to prevent risky behaviors and substance
abuse among Palestinian youth in East Jerusalem. The project will be
launched by JCW in tandem and aims to implement a three-year program on
prevention of drug abuse in the Government of East Jerusalem with a
special focus on prevention of women and youth. This program will be
ongoing for three years, starting January 2019.
3 years’ Budget: $210,420
The Advocacy and Human Rights Program aims to monitor the implementation
of international law standards in a local context, and educate women of
East Jerusalem and the West Bank about their rights in order to change
policies that undermine human rights and work towards rights-based
On that account, JCW has established a human rights and democracy education project that works in tandem with our Legal Aid and Counseling Unit, to raise women’s awareness to their rights, educate women about International Law, and provide women with legal aid and counseling on a wide range of issues, including preparing marriage contracts, property and inheritance rights, home demolition and eviction, domestic abuse, divorce, and custodial law. In the same context, JCW works to defend human rights, and prevent Human Rights violations by raising national, regional, and international awareness to violations of Palestinian women’s rights by using varied advocacy techniques, including the use of new media, social networking, lobbying, researching, documenting, and disseminating information to key outlets and decision makers.
to the report of the United Nations Organisation for food and agriculture
(FAO), nearly 3.1 billion tons of food is wasted each year and negatively
affecting the economy, the environment and the biodiversity. It is estimated
that the food wastage in Palestine is about 300 billion US $. The Jerusalem
center for women launched (khobzeh) Project in cooperation with the Golden
Wheat Mills and Joint Services Center (J.S.C) for solid waste Management. This
project aims to empower women and to involve them in the process of positive
change. This can be achieved through reducing the phenomenon of wasting bread
in Palestine and raising awareness about the importance of recycling, starting
from the bread material and turning it into a healthy, non-hybrid food for
livestock and sheep, as it contains a high nutritional value.