The Britain-Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group hosted an online briefing on Monday 26 June on the Consequences of Israeli Human Rights Violations on the Mental Health of Women in Gaza, with Dr. Yasser Abu-Jamei, Director General of Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, a leading mental health services provider in Palestine and Dana Moss, international advocacy coordinator at Physicians for Human Rights Israel.
This briefing marks the publication of The Consequences of Israeli Human Rights Violations on the Mental Health of Women, based on a 2-year joint project between the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme and Physicians for Human Rights Israel. Research findings are based on a survey developed by mental health professionals of 424 adult women who attended services in GCMHP community centers and PHRI’s mobile clinic, followed by in-depth interviews. Research finds revealed a clear linkage between Israeli human rights violations and mental health illness among Palestinian women in Gaza, with 47.6% of the women showing signs of severe psychological distress and 80.9% demonstrating signs of anxiety. The briefing will explore this linkage and the impact on the mental health of Palestinian women in Gaza.
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