Individual Palestine

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Individual Palestine

Palestinian Territory
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
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Ola Abú Al Ghaib empowers women with disabilities and guarantees their full integration in society through access, equity, and full participation.

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Ola is integrating women with disabilities into society by creating an enabling environment and by empowering them socially and legally, so that they can assert their rights as citizens and can fully contribute to society. Ola established the Stars of Hope Society (SHS), which pursues a two-pronged strategy. First, she advocates for the rights of disabled women-a new concept in Palestinian society and throughout most of the Arab world, where disabled women are often kept hidden from society. Second, she provides direct services and training to empower disabled women to become active members in their communities. Ola arranges and mobilizes disabled women by training them in skills such as negotiation, presentation, and communication. The organization also provides counseling, medical, and rehabilitation services. To create awareness and educate society, Ola leads a national advocacy campaign that highlights discrimination against disabled women and demonstrates their potential.