Advocates for Human Rights

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LOCATION: Bethlehem Municipality, Bethlehem Governorate The organization Advocates for Human Rights conducts workshops to promote social and human rights for women and youth in remote villages of the Bethlehem governorate. The group targets isolated localities, particularly conservative ones, where women … Continue reading

Ramallah Youth Club

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LOCATION: Ramallah Municipality, Ramallah Governorate Located in the heart of Ramallah City, the Ramallah Youth Club serves both young men and women. The club offers karate and folkloric dabke dance classes, and volunteer activities in the club’s neighborhood and in … Continue reading

Qalqilya Society for Community Development

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LOCATION: Qalqilya Municipality, Qalqilya Governorate The Qalqilya Society for Development was established in 2009 in response to several urgent problems. A Hamas-led municipal council had left the city and governorate of Qalqilya in crippling debt. Even after the people of … 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

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

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