The Lajee Center’s Women’s Unit launched its first initiative of 2022 on January 22nd. The meeting set out the plan for the year, outlining the main aims of the unit, as well as asking women from the local community what they wanted to get out of this year’s program. The program’s ultimate goal is to breakdown traditional Palestinian conjugal roles, refuting the stereotype that women can only be homemakers. The Women’s Unit wants to enable Palestinian women to become decision-makers and have a significant impact on the local community. The goal is to conduct at least two or more empowerment activities each month.
The Lajee Center’s Women’s Unit also wants to empower women economically. It is going to run courses on economic affairs, food manufacturing, and electronic and local marketing to give Palestinian women a fiscal education-especially as many of them have never had the opportunity before. The Women’s Unit also aims to establish a women’s cooperative that supports the monthly income of some women’s families whilst they use the skills they have learnt from the different courses to provide marketable products and services.