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At A Glance

Indices and Rankings
Gender Gap Ranking1 --
Gender Inequality Index2 --
HDI Ranking #110
Political Participation
Government--
Total population3.8 million
GDP per capita (PPP) $1,123
HDI ranking3#110
Population under age 1536%
Urban population72%
Internet users14%
LanguagesArabic, Hebrew, English

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Overview
Government--
Total population3.8 million
GDP per capita (PPP) $1,123
HDI ranking#110
Population under age 1536%
Urban population72%
Internet users14%
LanguagesArabic, Hebrew, English

Indices Education & Employment Political Participation
Sources (March 2011): CIA World Factbook, Inter-Parliamentary Union, Internet World Stats, MDG Info 2010, Quota Project, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, UNICEF ChildInfo , UNICEF State of the World's Children 2011, United Nations Development Project Human Development Reports, World Economic Forum, World Health Organization Global Health Observatory Database. 1.The World Economic Forum's Gender Gap index assesses how well countries divide resources and opportunities amongs male and female populations in four areas: economic participation and opportunity (salaries, participation levels and access to high-skilled employment), educational attainment (access to basic and higher level education), health and survival (life expectancy and sex ratio), and political empowerment (representation in decision-making structures). 2. The UNDP's Gender Inequality Index is designed to reveal the extent to which national human development achievements are eroded by gender inequality. It is a composite measure reflecting inequality in achievements between women and men in three dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent fertility rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats, and secondary and higher education attainment levels) and the labour market (women's participation in the work force). It varies between zero (when women and men fare equally) and one (when men or women fare poorly compared to the other in all dimensions). 3. The UNDP's Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary composite index that measures a country's average achievements in three basic aspects of human development: health, knowledge, and income. It was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone. 4. Vulnerable employment is a Millenium Development Goal (MDG) 1B indicator; vulnerable employments are lower productivity and informal activities such as own-account workers and unpaid family workers. They are therefore more likely to lack benefi ts associated with decent employment, such as adequate social security and recourse to effective mechanisms for social dialogue. Vulnerable employment is often characterized by inadequate earnings, low productivity and substandard working conditions that undermine fundamental labour rights.
Gender Gap Ranking1 -- Adult literacy rate, females as a % of males 100% Women parliamentarians lower/upper houses --
Gender Inequality Index2 -- Population with secondary education, female/male ratio 81% Women in Parliament ranking --
Vulnerable employment for women (men)4 44% (34%) Women at ministerial level (ranking) --
Year women received right to vote/be elected --
HealthQuotas
Lifetime risk in maternal death, 1 in -- Quota type --
Births per woman 3.9 Constitutional quota in lower house --
Births per 1000 women aged 15-19 79 Electoral quota in lower house --
Voluntary political party quotas --

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Our Partner

Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) is a coalition of individual activists and women's organizations. Established in 1992, the coalition members work together for the realization of the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women in the pursuit of a well established, civic, democratic society that respects human rights. Read More >

Reports & Updates
December 15, 2012 | Middle East, Palestine
Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), WLP’s partner organization in Palestine, was established in 1992 as a coalition founded to support women’s roles in peace negotiations and to facilitate gender mainstreaming throughout government bodies and public policies. 
October 4, 2011 | 2012 Events, Americas, Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Leading to Action, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Political Participation
In October, WLP traveled to Lima, Peru for the World Movement for Democracy (WMD) seventh Global Assembly, Democracy for All: Ensuring Political, Social, and Economic Inclusion. The conference brought together WLP Partners and more than 500 democracy activists, practitioners, and scholars, providing an important opportunity for learning, exchange, and networking with civil society actors from across the world.
June 23, 2009 | Jordan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Palestine, eNews 24, Organizational Capacity Building
WLP and its partners are piloting a new process where peers cooperate to help each other's organizations through the strategic planning process. In peer-to-peer strategic planning, individuals familiar with the organization and its activities, and equally committed to its success, participate in developing plans for the future. Most critically, a peer has linguistic compatibility and socio-cultural understanding, and also shares the history and values of the Partnership, vision for gender justice, and knowledge of the women's movement and culturally-adapted strategies in women's rights work. This allows for deeper understanding and clearer communication between the facilitator and the organization in the strategic planning process.
June 23, 2009 | Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, eNews 24, Leadership, Leading To Choices Multimedia
The curriculum’s three DVDs, dubbed in Arabic, use the voices of well-known actors from Jordan and the region to share new concepts in a familiar idiom. The curriculum includes a training handbook and three guides that provide interactive, scenario-based activities. Examples of participatory and democratic learning throughout the curriculum enable human rights and democracy activists, educators, women leaders, and facilitators to learn how to implement successful advocacy campaigns, communicate effectively with the media, and train trainers.
March 5, 2009 | Cameroon, Human Rights, Palestine, eNews 23, Young & Emerging Leaders
11 year old wins the UDHR YouTube competition. Honorable mentions go to videos from Cameroon and Palestine.
May 9, 2008 | Palestine, Leading To Choices, Leadership
"I have learned not to judge people and that it is not only my opinion that is right. I must listen to others and respect them. I felt better about myself. The main challenge I have now is to apply these skills in real life and integrate them into my personality. I now believe in equality between males and females, which I didn't really believe in before. When I have kids and become a mother, I will treat my daughters and sons equally!"
April 28, 2008 | Afghanistan, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, ICT for Social Change, Making IT Our Own, Organizational Capacity Building, Young & Emerging Leaders
Making IT Our Own takes an assemble-your-own approach to ICT trainings by providing the necessary components—guidelines for participatory facilitation, step-by-step 'how tos' for each technology tool, learning resources on CD, and an assortment of pre-assembled agendas—so that trainers can customize and deliver effective technology trainings of their own suited to their communities. The manual uses scenarios to contextualize learning in everyday life and explore issues related to gender and technology.
March 18, 2008 | 2008 Events, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Political Participation
The 21st century is the century for women and politics. Six extraordinary grassroots leaders from four regions of the world discuss practical strategies and culture friendly initiatives that they have used to mobilize women, and especially young women, to participate in making decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their communities.

Profile

Zahira Kamal

Minister of Women's Affairs / Palestinian Cabinet
Nationality:  Palestine
Profession:  Policy-maker
Languages Spoken:  Arabic, English
Area(s) of Expertise:  Gender and Development, Women's Human Rights
Country/Region of Expertise:  Middle East, Palestine

Zahira Kamal is Minister of Women's Affairs in Palestine. Prior to this position she was General Director of the Directorate for Gender Planning and Development at the Palestinian Ministry of Planning. In this capacity she initiated the establishment of the Inter-ministerial Coordinating Committee for the Advancement of Palestinian Women. From 1992-1997 she served as Coordinator of the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee.

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