Women’s Health & Wellness
We provide training and programming models to groups confronting women’s health challenges, from preventable and detectable diseases, to violence against women.
“The health of women and girls is of particular concern because, in many societies, they are disadvantaged by discrimination rooted in sociocultural factors.”
-World Health Organization
Factors such as poverty, access to education, reproductive roles, and prevalent violence, increase women’s likelihood to die of preventable and detectable diseases, or by the hand of a family member.
Women are often responsible for care-taking and financially supporting multigenerational families. All too often, a woman’s health and well-being are her last priority.
Project Kesher provides year-round health education to women in all the countries in our network, on issues from pre-natal care to death. Special programs have recently been developed to address breast cancer and postpartum depression, to illnesses on the rise in these regions. Our programs are designed to motivate women to take preventative actions and get treatment.
We link Jewish texts to the imperative to stay healthy, and we provide advocacy training to empower women to get their health needs met in their communities. We engage our many interfaith partners to advocate for government allocation of resources to women’s diagnosis and treatment.