part of the commitment to constantly support women’s rights, Gaza Community
Mental Health has started on November 25, 2021 a holistic media campaign to
mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which
is being celebrated this year under the theme: ‘Orange the World: End Violence
against Women Now”.
campaign aims at orienting the whole community about women’s rights and the
detrimental impact of violence against women, and the need to collectively work
on changing social misconceptions which affect the psychological and physical
wellbeing of women or lead to doing her injustice.
host of activities are incorporated in the campaign, which targets all the
social sectors and aims at eliminating all forms of violence in the community in
general, and against women in particular.
activities include educational awareness materials published on both the mass
media and digital media.
campaign also includes an workshop entitled “Enough!”, through which GCMHP and
partner organizations, working in the fields of mental health and human rights,
are to present, discuss and explore women’s issues from different social, psychological
and legal perspectives.
a host of awareness public meetings are to be held in three main universities across
the Gaza Strip to educate male and female students about the impact of violence
clip about the most rife form of
violence against women in the Palestinian context and the solutions to them is
also to be presented at the workshop and published on digital media. In addition
to that a TV programme is to be broadcast on Maan TV station, through which a
GCMHP mental health specialist is to discuss “The Cultural Perspective of
Violence Against Women between Acceptance and Incrimination”. The programme will also be published on
digital media too.
promoting messages of women’s support have been installed in vital and
marginalized areas across the Gaza Strip as part of the campaign.