Democratic Governance and Community Participation Sector

Despite the growing chorus of voices affirming the importance and need for Palestinian women’s political participation, their importance is not positively evidenced in existing policies and practices at both the political and at executive levels. There is a gap between real representation for women on the ground, and the size of their contributions to political and general life. Facts indicate that the political sphere is male-dominated and marked by low levels of women’s representation and active participation. In this context, it has become necessary to evaluate previous years, analyze the reality of women’s participation in the political life and specifically in LGU’s work at the local level, and seeks to effectively enhance their  full and effective participation in the decision making process at all level and promote their equal participation with their men peers in the local council, to advance a collective efforts towards  gender equality and social development.