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alQaws' Starts First Therapists' Group in the West Bank

Building on the success of alQaws' first therapists’ group in Haifa (a 3-year process), we are pleased to announce the inaugural therapists' group in the West Bank on November 8th, 2016. This innovative project, exploring therapeutic applications of sexual and gender diversity, is part of alQaws’ “Professional Advocacy Groups” strategy, a broad initiative that aims to work with different professional groups and meaningfully engage them in the discussion and the activism around sexual and gender diversity in Palestine. This appears to be the first ever professional working group on gender and sexuality in the West Bank and the registered therapists have expressed welcome, anticipation, and excitement.

alQaws’ therapists’ groups rely on peer-to-peer learning to explore issues related to sexuality, sexual identity and gender, as well as their dimensions and presence in therapy. The groups aim to provide space for a learning process that translates knowledge into action and allow participants to explore and reflect on aspects of sexuality and gender in therapy. The groups also aspire to organize professional activities dedicated to the production and development of new intellectual, theoretical, and locally-informed knowledge.

The group meets on Tuesdays between 10:00 - 14:00. Registration is closed.

For more information contact our advocacy and networking coordinator at Mary@alqaws.org.