|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.
|Empowering grassroots organisations|
WCLAC has a rich legacy of providing legal and social counselling services to women across the West Bank and East Jerusalem. However, these services are sometimes difficult to provide due to the remoteness of the location; the conservatism of a particular community; or movement restrictions