Rana Husseini; 31/3/10
Participants in a two-day conference that ended yesterday said integrating issues related to violence against women and children in school curricula is vital in combating the problem in the region. “It is essential to include material related to prevention and help in domestic violence cases in high school textbooks as well as the curricula which physicians, judges and other relevant professionals depend on to graduate,” said Salwa Najjab, director of the Juzoor Foundation for Health and Social Development Organisation in Palestine. She made the remarks following the conclusion of the conference, titled “Combating Violence Against Women: Towards Building a Transformation System for Abused Women”, and organised by the Juzoor Foundation. The conference focused on the plight of Palestinian women, who suffer trauma from both occupation and domestic violence, and ways other countries in the region have dealt with the issue of domestic violence against women and children.