Raising-awareness and empowerment within the Particip-Action project The issue of disability in Palestine
This paper aims to analyse the role of feminine caregivers in Palestine through the outcomes of the preliminary step of the Emancipatory Research (ER) carried out in the PARTICIPACTION project (financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation). The ER is a bottom-up process that promotes a progressive involvement of vulnerable groups of people as researchers at first hand. In the case herein considered, the researchers are 30 feminine caregivers of relatives with disability.
Starting from their own point of view, they investigated the dimensions of well-being towards a good quality of life, which is hampered, in Palestine, by a distorted perception of disability,
cause of social marginalisation and exclusion.