Israel Women's Rights Project
Name of Organization:
The project is a campaign to raise awareness on women's rights within the Palestinian community in Israel. Ojectives include:
Improve the dissemination of information and knowledge about women's rights within the Palestinian community in Israel on a nationwide level.
Raise awareness within the Palestinian community in Israel regarding gender-based violence.
Provide information to women about available services established to protect them from gender based violence.
Empower women to take action in defense of their rights.
Strengthen public sensitivity and the social support system in the community, for women in the process of rebuilding their lives after having been violated.
Accumulate and circulate data on the existent attitudes within the Palestinian community in Israel towards women's issues and status, including gender based violence, as means to better direct awareness raising efforts. This data can also be used as a source of information for developing new programs for the promotion of Palestinian women's status in Israel.
Ensure government's fulfillment of its responsibility for the lives and security of women and the enhancement of its actions to prevent women''s rights violations.
As part of the Women's Rights Project a research was conducted in 2005 titled: "attitudes towards the status of Palestinian Women in Israel and their rights".
A Summary of the research results can be found on WAV website (above). The full report is available in hard copies and can be requested from WAV's office. An electronic copy on the website is not ready yet.
Cost (specify currency):
461 010 EUR (total project cost including research, media campaign and advocacy measures)
Source of Data:
Own source of data
Type of Data Collection:
In depth interviews
Random sample population survey
Specifications of type of data collection:
The project conducted a research on attitudes regarding Palestinian women in Israel: their rights and status.
This is the first research of this kind conducted ever in Israel. WAV plans to repeat such a research after 5 years as a means to measure changes in the community's attitudes towards women's rights and status.
Measurement Methods / Tools Generated or Used :
The research methodology combined both qualitative and quantitative methods in order to get a more comprehensive and accurate data as possible.
- 9 focus groups each including 8 -14 participants
- 36 in depth interviews with key informants
- Nation wide survey that included 1200 respondents (18+ age).
- The data was collected in a face to face interview by a questionnaire of 173 closed questions
List of Indicators:
The research report provides an analysis of the prevalent attitudes towards Palestinian women's status in Israel and their rights, including issues such as:
- personal status
- gender based violence
- political and community activism