Palestinian Organization for Development (POD) signs a partnership agreement with CARE International to implement the project “Empowered Women and Youth, Resilient Communities – My Hope” with generous funding from the Austrian Development Cooperation.
Through this project, women, girls and boys targeted in Gaza will be economically and socially empowered in order to enable them to enter the labor market as skilled workers, or to enable them to successfully establish or develop their sustainable commercial businesses within the traditional and non-traditional sectors in the formal economic sector, and it is estimated that they will benefit from the project towards 1760 persons, including women and youth entrepreneurs, employees of MSMEs, and community members. Also, it’s expected that the project will reach about 200,000 additional people, by organizing media and advocacy campaigns. The project will be for three years, will increase the profitability and sustainability of business in cooperatives, as this will be achieved by supporting the capabilities of women and the organizational development of women’s cooperatives. The project will support women and youth, including those with disabilities, to increase their employment potential and help them to set up their own businesses. The project activities also aim to promote a safer and protection environment for economically active women, survivors of gender-based violence or women at risk.
Mr. Ibrahim Mazroa, General Director of POD, thanked the management of CARE International for mutual trust.