From September 2013 to December 2013, SVF organized 15 public awareness sessions to educate women on different civic issues to improve their leadership orientation,  social participation and contribution at all levels. SVF invited a number of civil society specialists and speakers to have a dialogue with the participants as follows:

 

1. The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Reeducation the violence against Women

 

SVF organized a public awareness sessions in cooperation with Al Sahel Association to discuss the violence against women in Rafah on September 4, 2013. Mr. Hussam Khlout facilitated the session that attended by graduates. Mr. Khlout welcomed the community activist Ms. Camellia Al Hams to talk about the violence against women. It is a phenomenon of violence against women, one of the strongest phenomena impact on the community building.  She also talked about the phenomenon of discrimination against women who suffer from a lot of communities.

 

2. The Role of Women in Social and Political Life

 

SVF organized a public awareness session in cooperation with the National Association for youth to discuss the role of women in social and political life on September 10, 2013. SVF invited Dr. Rami Koulab to have a dialogue with participants in this regards. Dr. Koulab called all institutions and decision-makers to activate the role of women in all levels of life. They should also promote the role and participation of women in political and social life and the exercise of their rights guaranteed under the Constitution and laws. He also called the political parties and civil society organizations to adopt the initiative in this regard. They should practices their words and consider in their lists of candidates for the general election and its various activities to support the achievement of women social and political participation.

 

3. Women’s right to inheritance between Shara, Customs and Traditions

 

SVF organized a public awareness session in cooperation with Talt Al Harmeen Association to discuss women’s right to inheritance between Shara, customs and traditions, in Gaza City, on September 16, 20. SVF invited the activist Iman Al Aqa to have a dialogue with participants in this regard. She talked about women’s right to inheritance, indicating that the Islamic religion did justice to women and gave them full legal rights, and these rights are the right to inheritance. However, there is a class of people violated the law of Sharia came in to prove this right, capturing its legacy claims ignorance void.

 

4.  Palestinian Women between Reality and Ambition

 

SVF organized a public awareness session in cooperation with Jablia Association for society development to discuss the Palestinian women between Reality and ambition on September 23, 2013. SVF invited the activist, Alaa Rajab to have a dialogue with participants in this regard. Mr. Rajab spoke about the circumstances of Palestinian women who live in a reality between deteriorating economic conditions and the socio-political, Women exercised their right to face any kind of violence by psychological support, either directly or indirectly, and thus be a joint work among team members. This requires effort and follow-up of women and for justice to work on obtaining the minimum rights.

 

5.The Role of Palestinian Women in Strengthening Social Cohesion

 

SVF organized a public awareness session to discuss the role of Palestinian women in strengthening social cohesion in cooperation with Dire Al Balah Women Activity Centre on September 30, 2013. Mr. Hassam Khlout also facilitated the session an invited Mr. Mohammed Ismail to have dialogue with young participants in this regard.

 

6. Violence against Women is not Practiced by Man Alone

 

SVF organized a public awareness session to discuss the violence against women in cooperation with Bint Al Reef Association in Beit Lahia on October, 7, 2013. Mr. Hassam Khlout also facilitated the session and invited Ms. Iman Aqa to have a dialogue with young participants. Ms. Al Aqan talked about the violence against women. She also defined the concept of violence as behavior of a prompt reaction to women based on the strength and intensity and coercion, and is characterized by varying degrees of discrimination and persecution , oppression and aggression.

 

7. Weak Participation of Women in Decision-making

 

SVF organized a public awareness sessions in cooperation with Al Tmoor and Nakeel Association to discuss the weak participation of women in the decision making process on October 10,2013. SVF invited Mrs. Rogia Abu Mandeel to have a dialogue in this regard with participants. Mr. Hassam Khlout also facilitated the session as well. Mrs Abu Mandeel spoke about the weak participation of women in decision-making. She mentioned a number of social, cultural, political and economic causes that prevent women from engaging the decision making process. Women should promote their effective participation in decision-making which it is still incomplete. The participation of women in decision-making measure the progress of society and bring order to ensure and promotion the presence of women in the political process in the community. Women should find mechanism to develop their participation of women in political parties and social movements.

 

8.  Palestinian Women’s Rights in Society

 

SVF organized a meeting to the Palestinian women’s rights in the society” in cooperation with the Palestinian Association for Youth Empowerment on October  23, 2013.  SVF invited Dr. Rami Koulab to have a dialogue in this regard with participants. Mr. Hassam Khlout also facilitated the session as well.

 

9. The Reality of Palestinian Women in the Current Circumstances

 

SVF organized a public awareness session to discuss the reality of Palestinian women in the current circumstances in cooperation with the Dire Balah women activity Centre on November 13, 2013. SVF invited Ms. Juliet Abu Shanb to have a dialogue with 36 participants.

 

11. Mechanisms of Promotion Women’s Social Participation

 

SVF organized a public awareness session to discuss the mechanisms of promotion women’s social participation in cooperation with the Union of Women’s Committees for Social Work on November 18, 2013. SVF invited Juliet Abu Shanb to have a dialogue with women in this regard.

 

11. The Social Reality of Women in Palestine

 

SVF organized a public awareness session to discuss the social reality of women in Palestine in cooperation with Women and Family Empowerment Centre in Nusirate on November 26, 2013. SVF invited Dr. Nasser Al Yafawi to have a dialogue with  participants in this regard.

 

12. Deprivation of Women’s Inheritance

 

SVF organized a public awareness session to discuss the deprivation of women’s inheritance in cooperation with the Lmst Wafa Volunteers Centre, Rafah on December 2, 2013. SVF invited Eitaf Jarbou to have a dialogue with participants in this regard.

 

13. The Challenges of Women’s Participation in the Labor Market

 

SVF organized a public awareness sessions to discuss the challenges of women in participation in the labor market in cooperation with Women and Family Empowerment Centre in Nusirate on December 5, 2013. SVF invited Dr. Nasser Al Yafawi to have a dialogue with participants in this regard.

 

14. The Role of the Media in Promoting Women’s Participation in Social Life

 

SVF organized a public awareness sessions to discuss the role of the media in promoting women’s participation in social life in cooperation with the Future Association in Khanouns on December 19, 2013. SVF invited Mr. Jehad Ahmed to have a dialogue with the 41 participants in this regard. Mr. Ahmed spoke About the role of the media in promoting women’s participation in social life, where Palestinian women actually contribute to the development of society in a positive and effective, and fatigue important role in supporting the interests of society through their role in society. He stressed the need to strengthen the role of women in Palestinian society , especially in the area of political and social through the media, which play a big role in spreading the cultures of the community.

 

15. The Role of Women in Social Participation

 

SVF organized a public awareness session to discuss the role of women in social participation in cooperation with Tmoor and Nakeel Association on December 30, 2013. Mr. Hassam Khlout also facilitated the session and invited Mohammed Khateeb to have a dialogue with participant in this regard.