Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW)
For nearly one year, Israel has been facing a wave of terror. While we have seen the impact our hospitals, Assaf Harofeh and Hadassah, have had on saving lives of victims of terror; we must also understand how the children in our projects are affected.
At the onset of this current wave of terror, World WIZO decided it was critical for its projects to follow a set of guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. These rules included limiting outdoor activities, increasing security, the installation of security cameras, and support staff to assist children emotionally during this scary time.
World WIZO turned to the children, staff, and parents throughout their projects, including those supported by CHW, to see how they were dealing with the security threats as well as ongoing concern for everyone’s well being.
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CHW is proud to collaborate with World WIZO to positively impact the lives of many children and families. CHW is especially proud to support projects that work to help at-risk teenage girls; one of the leading projects is a program called Otzma Tzeira.
This program aims to help teenage girls find positive outlets to express themselves, discover their unique identity, instill them with confidence, and grow into competent young women who are our future leaders.
As we celebrate the end of another successful year, the Otzma Tzeira held a graduation ceremony to honour the remarkable girls in the program. This ceremony was held at the World WIZO Headquarters in Tel Aviv.
Read more about the ceremony and program here: http://www.wizo.org/wizo-news/news/otzma-tzeira-celebrates-its-annual-graduation-ceremony.html
It was only a few weeks ago that we shared with you our experience at the incredible graduation ceremony at CHW Nahalal Youth Village!
CHW was lucky to have Claudia Goldman, CHW National President, and Alina Ianson, CHW National Executive Director be in Israel to take-part in the ceremony!
Now, Professor Rivka Lazovsky, Chairperson of World WIZO, has shared her impressions on the CHW Nahalal Youth Village graduation ceremony.
Click here to read all about it through her eyes!
Noa knows that as the next generation, it is her responsibly to play a critical role in the future of the State of Israel.
For Noa’s final art project this year, she decided to create a piece of artwork that depicts the current situation in Israel. Therefore, Noa drew the scenery from the Jezreel Valley, part of the landscape of Israel and the area where Nahalal is situated, on a metal knife. The result: an extremely poignant piece of work.
Noa’s explanation for this piece of art is very moving. She explains, “The country, with its diverse and beautiful sceneries, all beauty and glorious, yet, a torn country, where the fight over land consumes every beautiful pasture and every hope for a peaceful life within it.” Noa continues by explaining, “The pastoral scenes express optimism and tranquility. However, the scenery on the knife expresses a sense of fear, danger, and discomfort.”
We look forward to seeing what is in store for Noa’s promising future; both as an artist and a leader!
This story is not only inspirational, but accurate – The United State of Women!
This is a campaign that CHW can get behind; the promotion of women and girls’ rights. The United State of Women Summit will be convened at the White House, and marks an important move forward in the advancement of gender equality issues and the empowerment of women.
This video will get you talking and inspired to get on board, if you aren’t already.
The topics being addressed in this video at the Summit are in sync with the efforts that CHW has undertaken, and continue to undertake over the last 100 years. Our goal has been to make an impact on the lives of women and girls, both today and in the future.
How is CHW making an impact?
1. Through fighting violence against women.
The reality is that globally, 1 out of 3 women are subjected to violence from a partner in their lifetime. CHW supports women’s shelters to protect these women and their children; preparing them for life outside of the shelter as confident and independent women.
2. Through empowering young girls-at-risk.
In CHW Youth Villages: Hadassim and Nahalal, we empower young girls through equipping them with tools to be confident, proactive, and impactful leaders for the next generation.
3. Through providing educational opportunities for women.
CHW is a proud supporter of such programs like The Unlimited Potential Program (UPP) that encourages women to pursue a higher education through obtaining a vocational degree. Women are taught practical skills for the workplace and given the support in finding a job; this ensures their financial stability and independence.
CHW is proud of the role that it plays in promoting gender equality, the advancement of women in society, and ensuring that women know their rights.