Khetam Abu Jrai, 40 years, is a resident of the
buffer zone in the east of Al Bureij.
Fifteen years ago she attended the WHCB fitness program. Over the years
as her social and personal relationships with the staff strengthened she gradually opened up to them and began to
speak about her social and psychological
problems in relationship
to her marriage of 31/2 years.
After seeking assistance (awareness workshops, psychodrama and group therapy),
Khetam became more assertive to speak of her problems and rights despite the conservative nature of her bedouin
Since getting a divorce,
Khetam has become an active member at the Center. She has attended leadership
and awareness coursers at the center and other legal intuitions and become an
active messenger and agent of change within her community.
Today both Khetam and
her father are community leaders and friends of WHCB. Moreover, she is a
prominent female mukhtar involved in solving many social and legal GBV related
cases alongside with other male mukhtars and community leaders.