NO: 40 /2019
Date: 08 Sep 2019
The International Commission (ICSPR), in cooperation with the Youth Fingerprint Club, is organizing a workshop entitled: “Ways to Confront Murder and Violence of Women and Protect Their Rights”
Occupied Palestine / Gaza: The International Commission to Support Palestinians’ Rights (ICSPR), in partnership with the Youth Fingerprint Club, today, Sunday, September 8, 2019, organized a workshop entitled: “Ways to confront murders and violence of women and protect their rights”, at the headquarters of the Commission in Gaza City, with the participation of a group of young activists, media figures and mayors.
Dr. Alaa Hammouda “ICSPR coordinator of training” welcomed the guests, and stressed that the persistence of the phenomenon of violence against women is a serious indicator and a real obstacle to the development of Palestinian society and the advancement of Palestinian women.
He added that this phenomenon limits the opportunity for women to develop and empower, and weakens the pace of society towards development and progress and achieving justice and equality between genders.
Social worker Amal Qannouneh on her part spoke about gender-based violence, stressing that violence directed at a woman being a woman only entails denying her right to live as a human being and her right to make decisions, marginalizing her role, preventing her active participation in society, stripping her of her humanity.
In turn, the researcher, Tahani Qassem, recommended the need to pass laws that guarantee the elimination of violence against women, foremost among which is a modern and new Palestinian Penal Code, which guarantees the state’s right to protect the social order by imposing penalties on individuals who threaten the safety and security of community members, and ensures effective protection for women from crimes Located on it.
Researcher Wisal Al-Tanani stressed the need to spread adequate societal awareness for a culture of respecting and appreciating women’s rights and enhancing their position in society, in addition to educating women about their human rights and how to defend them, intolerance, complacency and silence over the deprivation of their rights.