The Arab Educational Institute (AEI) held a public meeting as part of the Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) project at the Headquarters of the Hebron Governorate in the Old City on Monday, 7/6/2021 at 10:30 am. The project aims to prevent conflicts in Hebron H2 area and is funded by the Women’s Fund for Peace and Humanitarian Action (WPHF).
The AEI was represented by its Director, Mrs. Rania Murra, in partnership with the Women’s Activity Association (WAA), represented by the Chair of the Administrative Board, Mrs. Maysoon Al-Qawasmi, and in cooperation with partner institutions including Aman Center Association for Guidance, Development and Community Health represented by Dr. Maryam Abu Turki, and the Family Development Association, represented by its Director, Wejdan Bali.
A group of support institutions attended the meeting in addition to the Political Steering Committee represented by Colonel Thabet Al-Rawashdeh, the Gender Unit represented by Mr. Amin Khalaf, and representatives from The Women’s Department in the Hebron Governorate.
The meeting was led by Mrs. Rania Murra, who spoke about the project, the concept of EWRS, work mechanisms, achievements and challenges.
A play titled “From Us and Us” was presented afterwards, which presented social issues, thr importance and the concept of EWRS to the people and residents of the region.
At the end of the public meeting, Colonel Thabet Rawashdeh spoke about the challenges and difficulties which faces the target area of the project as it is subject to the occupation’s security control. He recommended the necessity of continuing the work on the project to curb many societal crimes.
Community Development Expert, Mrs. Andalib Al-Atawna, asked a series of questions to the attendees and the early warning team members to identify the most important challenges and possible mechanisms of cooperation and support to facilitate the work of field teams.
Ms. Maysoon Al Qawasmi concluded the meeting, where she emphasized the role of the 140 participating women from those targeted areas and their ability to bring about change within the early warning and response system.