Jalqamus Women Center

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LOCATION: Jalqamus Village, Jenin Governorate The Jalqamus Women Center lies in the remote village of Jalqamus southeast of Jenin. The center’s founder and director Asma Al Haj is the first woman in Jalqamus to graduate from college. The club started … Continue reading

Tarqumiya Society for Higher Education

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LOCATION: Tarqumiya Municipality, Hebron Governorate In the town of Tarqumiya outside Hebron, the well-respected Tarqumiya Society for Higher Education offered scholarships to disadvantaged university students. A local charity donated an office to the organization, enabling it to use a Community … Continue reading

Qarawat Bani Zeid Women Center

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LOCATION: Qarawat Bani Zeid Village, Ramallah Governorate Qarawat Bani Zeid is a remote village in northern Ramallah governorate. Ms. Sahhar Arrar, a teacher and active community member, founded the Qarawat Bani Zeid Women Center to bring together the women of … Continue reading

Buruqin Women Society

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LOCATION: Buruqin Municipality, Salfit Governorate The women of Buruqin west of Salfit have traditionally not played an active role outside the home. The Buruqin Women Society was established to respond to women’s needs and to provide opportunities for social as … Continue reading

Al Ubeidiya Municipality

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LOCATION: Al Ubeidiya Municipality, Bethlehem Governorate The municipality of Ubeidiya in Bethlehem Governorate is responsible for providing water, electricity and sanitation to 17,000 inhabitants. Ubeidiya is a poor community in which only 27% of homes are connected to the sewer … Continue reading

Sebastia Municipality

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LOCATION: Sebastia Municipality, Nablus Governorate Being the first municipality in the northern West Bank to have a woman mayor is but one facet of Sebastia’s rich history. Located in the hills northwest of Nablus, Sebastia boasts archeological ruins dating back … Continue reading