“The State of Palestine belongs to the Palestinians wherever they are, for them to develop their national and cultural identity, and have full equality in rights. Their religious and political beliefs and human dignity are protected in it under a parliamentary democratic system that is based on freedom, Palestinians are equal before the law and the judiciary, regardless of their race, sex, color, religion, political opinion or disability – the Palestinian Basic Law , social justice, equality and non-discrimination in public rights on the basis of race, religion, color, or sex, under a constitution that secures the rule of law and an independent judiciary, and on the basis of full fulfillment of the spiritual and civilized heritage of Palestine in tolerant coexistence between religions over the centuries.” From the preamble of the Palestinian Declaration of Independence.
ADWAR work on accelerating achieving the national gender strategic vision. “A Palestinian society in which women, men, girls and boys enjoy human rights, citizenship, and equal opportunities, in the public and private spheres”.
ADWAR will work with partners in villages, neighborhoods, community civil, official and international organizations within the framework of the national vision of the national development plan to reach a stable, democratic Palestinian state that respects human rights, and guarantees to all its citizens equal rights and duties, living in a safe environment under the rule of law.
This state also works to ensure equality between men and women, and highly values its social wealth, community cohesion and solidarity, based on Arab-Palestinian culture, human values and religious tolerance. We support the endeavors of the national vision of the development plan in its aim of optimal utilization of human energies by focusing on youth employment and unleashing their potentials, in addition to enabling women to play their leading role in society and economy and in building the foundations for a family and a productive society, not only a consuming society, while taking into account the needs of youth and women to empower them to establish their entrepreneurial projects and their integration into the labor market.
We also aim to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls, in addition to removing all obstacles that prevent women from fully participating in social and economic development and public life.
ADWAR believe that equitable development requires the persistence of the intensive efforts of men and women at all political, social and economic levels, and mobilization of the society’s energy and resources. Women empowerment is more of a need and means to achieve independence, security, family and social welfare, than it is a goal.
However, it requires official, public efforts, and political will to accomplish legislation, services, culture and capacity building that enhance the active participation of young women and girls in sustainable development and the elimination of all forms of violence, marginalization and gender discrimination.