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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 3 Assessing women's needs in Gaza using participatory rapid appraisal techniques

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 3 Assessing women's needs in Gaza using participatory rapid appraisal techniques Heather Grady and Amal Abu Daqqa Introduction Implementing development projects with, and for, women in the Gazan context poses many of Save the Children Federation/US (SCF) has been the same challenges which face those working in implementing development projects with more traditional and less developed Muslim Palestinians in the Gaza Strip (Israeli-Occupied societies. While women in Gaza have shared Territories) since 1978. Like many other many of the gains made by urban women in neighbouring countries such as Egypt, Jordan and international and local NGOs, SCF found itself Syria, in terms of mobility and participation in implementing women's activities year after year the `public' sphere, a resurgence of traditionalism without taking stock of women's expressed needs and their own proposed solutions. A better in the last few years has taken away many of the understanding of the interplay of social, options women could once exercise. Yet while economic, cultural, ideological and political prohibitions on dress and mobility have factors in Gaza was critical to developing more increased, women have also played an active role in the intifada. It was in this context that ...

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