International Multiple Sclerosis Day and Ramadan Meal
International Multiple Sclerosis Day and Ramadan Meal – a support group for Arabic-speaking women in Eastern Jerusalem. The group has been meeting for 6 years, with women arriving from all over the region, including from Ramallah. The group is led by a senior social worker who speaks Arabic. They discuss life as Arab women, and as mothers in the shadow of the disease. Many of the women are activists, and their voices are heard in their workplaces. They participate in seminars held by the Society as well as trips. They also receive individual legal advice by an attorney focusing on realizing their rights. The last meeting was held in honor of International MS Day, and after the meeting they all shared a festive meal held at the end of Ramadan day.
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