Sports For Gender Equality
location_on Al Ram - Faisal Husseini International Stadium
As part of the 16-day joint campaign “Together Against Violence”, Palestine: Sports for Life in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Sharek Youth Forum, funded by the Belgium Government, in cooperation with the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs, Ministry of Education, UNRWA and the Palestinian Football Association implemented an Educational Sports Day at Faisal Husseini International Stadium /Al Ram on the 10th of Dec. 2019.
The Sports for Gender Equality day is part of the Youth Empowerment and Protection Project through Gender Interventions in Jerusalem implemented through the 16-days joint activity was launched by Ms. Kaat DeNijs -Head of mission of the Consulate General of Belgium, Ms. Kristine Blokhus- UNFPA Representative in Palestine, Mr. Fadi Hidmi - Minister of Jerusalem, Mr. Muawia Amar -Chief Field Education Program - UNRWA, Mr. Mohammad Hawash - General Director Of Counseling and Special Education MOE, Mr. Abdelhakeem Jamous - Director of Students Activities - MOE, Ms. Aya Musleh - Palestinian Football Federation, Mr. Bashar Rawajbeh, Ms. Tamara Awartani - Palestine: Sports for Life.
Followed by 5 sports and life skills stations focusing on different gender equality topics targeting 120 girls and boys ages 11 to 14 from four Jerusalem District schools: Shufat Refugee Camp Boys, Qalandia Refugee Camp Girls, Qalandia Refugee Camp Boys, AlQuds Islamiyeh AlRam. The children rotated between the stations, playing sports having fun on a grass field in an international stadium, making new friends, connecting the life skill and topic in the game to their day to day life, allowing them to discuss issues together and proposing ideas of action from their end as they are the leaders of tomorrow.