Sustainable Leadership For Women’s Health

In this project, Kayan has worked intensively with women’s groups on addressing the health needs of local women. These needs range from addressing an acute lack of health services in Arab villages to raising awareness about specific health issues that commonly face Palestinian women. A key achievement in this project has been the successful partnering of local women’s groups with key health professionals such as Kupat Holim, the Ministry of Health, doctors, and more. In these partnerships representatives from health institutions and health professionals have joined women-led steering committees, participated in women-led activities, and have given their direct support to project activities. As a result, the women have been able to advocate for their health needs within key institutions, hold high-quality health-based activities for their community, and come up with strategic plans to advance the health status of Arab women in Israel.