The Women’s Support Centre in the West Bank municipality of Nablus has opened an exhibition of popular Palestinian women’s handicrafts to mark the centre’s one year anniversary.
The exhibition consisted of a range of Palestinian women’s handicrafts like Palestinian embroidery, weaving and sewing alongside tradition Palestinian food.
The Centre has paved the way for many women to work and to fill the emptiness and unemployment they experience while allowing them to develop personal skills within a program which creates opportunities for work. It is the most prominent achievement and one of the most important features of Nablus’ women’s committee.
The exhibition had a good turnout and the reaction to its distinctive and reasonably priced goods was positive. It will last for the next seven days and is in the commercial complex in the city centre. Many notable personalities such as members of the Palestinian Legislative Council and members of local community groups, particularly women, have already visited the exhibition.
(www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk / 23.03.2011)