In 2009, the Center for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights “Hurryyat” has implemented a project titled “Improving the Human Rights Conditions Palestinian Female Detainees and their Children in Israeli Prisons” funded by the NGO Development Center (NDC). According to the Association of Women Committees for Social Work, there are 66 Palestinian political female prisoner in Israeli Prisons. 20 women of them are married, some are divorced, while all of them have a total of 75 children.
So far most organizations and individuals working on the circumstances of female political prisoners in Israeli prisons focus on the living and health conditions of the prisoners, and the physical and psychological effect of torture, interrogation, trial and imprisonment, particularly in cases where their basic human rights have been violated. Nonetheless, these organizations failed to see the basic truth that a third of these prisoners are mothers who got separated from their children and are not supported by any governmental body. This project was implemented in the Israeli prisons in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.