Palestinians in the southern West Bank have experienced loss of land and livelihoods, displacement, restrictions on movement, lack of basic services, and destruction of infrastructure as a result of the Israeli occupation. Within this context, women’s opportunities and freedoms are further limited as a result of patriarchal social and cultural norms.

The project supports women in the region by facilitating network building between women’s rights, organisations and other coalitions, and by providing training on women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health. Women are also supported with mentoring around employment opportunities, and funding to help them establish new means of making a living.


Many women’s groups were established, and 85 women were trained as community leaders to raise awareness of, and campaign for, their rights. When supported in this way, women will continue to lead positive change within their families and communities.


West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territories

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ActionAid Palestine


June 2015 – June 2021

This project was supported by the Australian Government and ActionAid Australia

With funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), ActionAid Australia worked in partnership with ActionAid Palestine, with Palestinian women to improve women’s status in three vulnerable communities in the Hebron Governorate.


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