The Rural Women Association is a non-profit founded in 2015 that aims to raise women’s voices in marginalized and remote areas of Palestine.
The Association fosters a concept of citizenship for the region where rural and Bedouin women work together equally by supporting each other. The Rural Women Association intends to create sustainable income to support these communities by augmenting existing agricultural and professional skills. The Association has three main goals: helping and working with the women in this area, increasing work opportunities for these women within the area, and providing children with activities and spaces to learn & play.
The Association works in the communities of the South Hebron Hills such as: Susiya, Mufaqarah, Um al-Kheir, al Hathaleen, Jenbath, a-Tubra, Qawawus, and a-Tuwani.
Originally self-sustaining communities, the Association is able to organically foster their three goals in specific projects that:
- Develop an active role of women economically, socially and culturally
- Foster a concept of citizenship for the region where cultural and Bedouin women work together
- Personal development in areas of hygiene, children’s health, self-efficacy and parenting skills