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The Women of Palestine

Empowering women and girls in Palestine. Supporting them access breast cancer screening and breaking the taboo around this issue, empowering them with the right to live without constant fear and worry for their children: for their safety, for their future and for their health.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (292592)

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Situation

Palestine is a traditional conservative society within which there has been a considerable reluctance for women to disclose their concern over breast cancer and seek early diagnosis. Social stigma is a prevalent issue, & lack of awareness only compounds women's fears. This is driven by a reluctance to be diagnosed by a male doctor & a concern that following mastectomy she will be rejected & her husband would take another wife (under pressure from his family). Empowering women means change.

Solution

Amos Trust supports Al Ahli hospital which provides a much needed breast screening programme for the women of Gaza, the screening service also provides community based education which works with men to break the taboo surrounding breast cancer. The hospital runs malnutrition programs for their children. In the West Bank we work with Holy Land Trust rebuilding demolished homes as well as providing women’s empowerment training courses helping women redefine their future.

  • ‚ÄúScreening is so simple and so effective - if we can work with women so that they can identify breast cancer early we can treat it. We need to make screening normal for women and change traditional attitudes. At the moment too many die."

    — Director of Al Ahli hospital, Suhaila Tarazi

  • “Screening is so simple and so effective - if we can work with women so that they can identify breast cancer early we can treat it. We need to make screening normal for women and change traditional attitudes. At the moment too many die."

    — Director of Al Ahli hospital, Suhaila Tarazi