The National Center for Community Rehabilitation ( NCCR) in Gaza carried out a psychological consultancy workshop for women with Disabilitie

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The National Center for Community Rehabilitation ( NCCR) in Gaza carried out a psychological consultancy workshop for women with Disabilities on Tuesday, 14/5/2013.

The workshop targeted ten women with disabilities who are suffering of different  mobility disabilities.

Elein Awad Allah, the psychologist in the NCCR mentioned that such activities are effectively  contributing  in diagnosing psychological problems and pressures that  women with disabilities are facing.

 the following points were discussed:

–          The negative social stigma

–          Sympathy and underestimation that women with disabilities  receive from normal people.-          Verbal abuse

–          Persecution against women with disabilities.

All the above mentioned reasons are factors that cause them to feel depressed, shy, introverted, and as a result, being isolated in home.

During the workshop, women with disabilities exchanged experiences and discussed different solution to overcome their problems. In

addition, success stories for persons with disabilities were presented to  motivate them to be reintegrated in society and enforce their self-esteem.