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Project: Increasing Women’s Political Participation Through Effective local election in Marginalized community

Project entitled:

(Increasing Women’s Political Participation Through Effective local election in Marginalized community.)

General framework:

Roles for Social Change Association –ADWAR-RSCA is implementing a project entitled (Increasing Women’s Political Participation Through Effective local election in Marginalized community) funded by the GIZ, in partnership with local Bedouin councils, the Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Women Affairs, The General Union of Palestinian women-GUPW, Central Election Commission CEC and Ma’an T.V). This comes as a part of the political program of ADWAR Association which contributes to the development of the capacities of women in decision-making positions in the Bedouin communities in Hebron and East Jerusalem.

Project Aim:

Good governance in Bedouin local councils in order to reach gender equity through integrate women in political decision-making positions.

Project Objectives:

  1. To raise marginalized Bedouin women capacities about the importance of political participation in local election through candidacy and voting as well as access to decision making positions in local councils.
  2. To enhance Bedouin women participation as decision makers at local councils in order to fulfil vulnerable woman gender needs and involve influential men to support women.
  3. To raise Palestinian community in general and local Bedouin community Awareness of changing the negative stereotyped image of Bedouin women roles, and the importance of their enrolment in local councils.

Project Targeted group:

Bedouin women and men, and local councils in the five Bedouin communities’ south of Hebron include (Um AlKhair, Khashm AlDaraj, AlZweideen, AlNajada, and AlRamadin), and East of Jerusalem Bedouin community of AlJahaleen (Abu Nowar).

Project Targeted areas:

The project will target Bedouin communities southeast of Yatta south of Hebron district: AlZweideen, Um Alkhair, Khashm AlDaraj, AlNajada and AL-Ramadeen in AlDahreya), East of Jerusalem Bedouin community of AlJahaleen (Abu Nowar).

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