During March and May 2019, the National society for Democracy and Law carried out five legal awareness workshops in different areas in Rafah Governorate. The legal clinic staff dealt with the legal issues related to women’s issues, most notably the Personal Status Law, inheritance, matrimonial rights and the financial status of women.

This is part of the activities and events of the project entitled: “Providing legal aid services to vulnerable groups in Rafah through Sawasya II”, Joint Program of the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Women’s Fund and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): strengthening the rule of law in the State of Palestine.

The workshop was led by the Legal Clinic team of the National association, These workshops witnessed a great interaction from the attendees, demanding the Association to continue to carry out such awareness meetings, stressing the importance of such meetings, which will raise legal awareness among people, especially women. These awareness-raising workshops were carried out in cooperation with the Yaboos Charitable Society, the Al-Salam Neighborhood Association, the Rural Women’s Development society and the Masha’el Development Association.

During the meetings, the legal clinic team focused on marriage, engagement and women’s rights in alimony and in the case of divorce and in the case of husband’s death as a debt on the husband even after his death, in addition to the house of obedience (a term used to refer to a house prepared for disobedient wife), and legal separation.

The legal clinic team also spoke about marital rights and financial status of women.

At the end of the meetings, the discussion and interventions were opened and all legal inquiries were answered also recommendations were made in the personal status law and also the attendees called for more legal awareness workshops.