"Breaking the Silence” National Conference about violence based on disability and gender in Palestine

On 4 September 2019, QADER for Community Development, in partnership with the Palestinian Disability Coalition and the Palestinian Non-governmental Organization for Combatting Violence against Women, organized a national conference “Breaking the Silence” about violence based on disability and gender in Palestine.

Minister of Social Development Dr. Ahmad Majdalani, Minister of Women's Affairs Dr. Amal Hamaad and representatives of official institutions and other NGOs from various sectors attended the conference.

The main objectives of the conference are:

  1. To contribute to creating a momentum in the protection sector, justice institutions, human rights organizations and organizations that work with persons with disabilities; promoting a clear and mutual understanding of the reality and challenges confronted, and carefully thinking about steps that respond to this reality at the various levels.
  2. To contribute to promoting public awareness about issues confronted by females with disabilities, their exposure to violence, and their right to access various prevention and protection services.
  3. To contribute to putting the issue of disability and gender-based violence priority at the level of policies, programs and services for all relevant stakeholders.

You can find the full conference report here.