|WCLAC's Capacity Building Unit|
Lamya Shalaldeh, the coordinator of the Volunteers’ Programme at WCLAC describes recent successes in the South Hebron Hills and highlights how the hard work of a small group of highly committed young Palestinian men and women is making a huge impact on the quality of life for women in this area.
|WCLAC’s volunteer programme – Assisting women in Area C
Khirbet Ghuwein is a small farming community of 65 people located in the South Hebron Hills, in the West Bank. In 1989 the Israeli settlement of Shani was built nearby and a road constructed for the settlers cuts through the community’s land and separates the residents from their land and each other. According to Lamya Gabaren, WCLAC’s volunteers’ programme coordinator, the social fabric of the village has been torn apart, and women have been particularly affected.