Association for Women and Child Protection (AISHA) – International
AISHA is an independent non-profit Palestinian woman NGO that seeks to protect, support and empower vulnerable women and children victims of violence psychosocially, legally and economically through facilitating access to protection and support services. Prior to 2009 and since 1996, AISHA used to operate under the name “Women Empowerment Program (WEP)” as the women department within the Gaza Community Mental Health Program (GCHMP). AISHA got registration from the ministry of interior no. 8136 in September 2009 and officially started to work under the name of AISHA as woman organization in 2011.
AISHA mission AISHA is an independent and non-profit women Palestinian NGO with the purpose of promoting gender justice and protecting and empowering vulnerable women, children and adolescents’ survivors of GBV, addicted and those with disabilities through women protection and empowerment, child and family protection, and mental health and substance abuse community – based services programs.
The following strategic objectives orient all AISHA activities:
Strategic Goal # 1: Vulnerable women and girls’ survivors of GBV protected through coordinated, multi-sectorial and gender responsive services including case management, psychosocial support, legal counseling, court representation, economic opportunities, and referral services.
Strategic Goal # 2: Family strengthened and child/adolescent protected through caregivers’ support, service delivery to children including psychological support, legal aid, remedial education, and medication; spreading the culture of positive discipline; and enhancing knowledge on SRHR.
Strategic Goals # 3: Addicted women and girls in the Gaza Strip, benefit from the delivery of integrated, quality, and evidence based mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services through developed AISHA Community Center.