About the project
Tasharuk is part of the project “Improving the Resilience of Nablus Governance Communities through Women’s Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming”, which is being implemented in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) and Catalonia between January 2021 and June 2022. The project is funded by the Catalan Development Cooperation Agency (ACCD) through its ordinary call for 2020 and is the result of the collective work of Associació Hèlia, Sodepau, Women’s Studies Center (WSC), Family Defense Society (FDS) and Escola de Cultura de Pau – Autonomous University of Barcelona.
The intervention is based on two basic pillars: the empowerment of women and the shared responsibility of communities and local institutions in gender equity. The ultimate goal is to advance in the transformation towards fairer, more equitable and inclusive communities to strengthen their collective resilience.
In Palestine, the project focuses on improving the quality of life of the women of Nablus by supporting them in their personal and collective empowerment processes. The project aims to promote the placement of young women in the local job market, reinforcing their resilience with training in rights and violence prevention, psychosocial care and legal advice for survivors of sexist violence against women. At the same time, Nablus City Council will continue to be supported in its internal gender mainstreaming process that began in 2020.
At a community level, awareness-raising actions are planned both in Palestine and in Catalonia that will emphasise the local-global link to promote international solidarity and sisterhood. The development of the Tasharuk website is part of these efforts.
Lastly, the project also includes actions to advocate and denounce the human rights violations of the Palestinian population in Palestine, in Catalonia and internationally.