Energy scarcity is felt most keenly by rural women who bear the double burden of domestic and agricultural work.
In response, Friends of the Earth Palestine/Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON) began implementing renewable energy projects to build the capacity of local people, especially women, to manage their own clean energy sources.
Since 2003, these projects have provided households, small farms, businesses and non-profit institutions like schools with reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity for their basic needs – such as lights, machinery and water pumps.
Through training and advocacy, they put power back into the hands of Palestinian women, like Majida and Rasmeya. This is their story of People Power in action.