Advancing the rights of women in the West Bank periphery, Palestine

Grantee: International Peace and Cooperation Centre

The objective of the project was to promote social change and empower women in the West Bank to increase their participation within local governance, specifically in urban and environmental planning at the level of local councils. The project also aimed to increase public awareness and support for women’s participation in local governance and urban and environmental planning. The project was implemented in the north, middle and south of the West Bank, focusing on zones where the Israeli authorities have control of land use. Upskilling local councils through the training of women – both elected and aspiring to election – was particularly relevant as it filled a specific and significant need to developing community governance in the most challenging areas of the West Bank.