Community Mental Health Programme has held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 a workshop
on women’s rights at the University of Palestine. The Workshop is one of the
activities GCMHP conducts as part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.
workshop held under the rubric ‘Women Are Born Free; They Are Not Born To Be
Humiliated’ is planned to be conducted in three other different universities
across the Gaza Strip.
by more than 150 male and female students, Dr Mahmoud Al-Ajrami, Vice President
of the University for Academic Affairs delivered the opening speech, in which
he placed emphasis on the role of his university in reinforcing women’s rights
and working on their empowerment.
Mr Qusai Abu Odei, GCMHP’s Director of External Relations and Resources
Development Department, took the floor and explained the organisation’s role in
supporting the mental health of the Palestinian community as a whole,
manifesting the efforts done to support the psychological wellbeing of women not
only through mental health interventions, but also through championing their
rights, considering this as a bedrock of achieving the overall goal of improving
the mental state in the community.
Rania Al-Sousi from the program, and the lawyer / Walaa Abu Amr from the
Women’s Affairs Center, in the presence of more than 150 students at the
University of Palestine.
short film on the impact of violence against women was presented along with
other activities during the workshop. The film provided an example of the
explicit and implicit violence women are exposed to in their daily lives,
paving the way for an open discussion, which was directed by GCMHP psychologist,
Ms Rania Al-Sousi, who also answered the questions by the audience.
her part, Lawyer Walaa Abu Amer, from Women Affairs Center, made a presentation
about the diffrerent forms of violence (physical, sexual, verbal,
emotional..etc), and explained how to deal with it and what support women can
get in case they are exposed to any of these forms.
promotion materials – carrying the free
telephone counselling number – were distributed to the attendees ate the end of