Conclusion of psychosocial support project in Ramallah Refugee camps

The Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees concluded today a psychosocial support project targeting women from of Al-Amari, Al-Jalazoun and Kadoura refugee camps in Ramallah.

UPWC organized 22 meetings for four groups of women, two of which were in Al-Jalazoun, one in Al-Amari and one in Qadoura, targeting a total number of 43 women.

The topics presented by our psychologist Renim Leddawieh covered the importance of healthy nutrition for women in the age of safety and physical and hormonal changes that occur at this age and how to take care of themselves.

The topics of the meetings included psychological stress, gender- based violence and stress relieving activities for women through expressive arts such as painting, yoga, relaxation, exercise and being aware of ways to reduce stress.

Special meetings were held for a group of female students from Al-Jalazoun school about adolescence early marriage, the importance of determining their priorities and goals and how to choose the right academic specialty according to their own abilities and passions.

The project targeted women in Ramallah refugee camps due to difficult livelihood of those women suffering from the Israeli occupation`s violations, especially from the checkpoints that increases psycho-social stress,  along with the families of prisoners and martyrs, poverty and gender based violence.

The project aims to accomplish the fifth strategic goal of UPWC that aims to facilitate the access of Palestinian families and women to psychosocial and legal support, and protection from violence.

Mentioning that the subjects of these meetings were put based on a need assessment session with the targeted women.

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