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The purpose of this paper is to identify the role of the Palestinian National Authority in activating the political participation of Palestinian women; to monitor and analyse thelegal legislations related to the political participation of Palestinian women and to know the impact of such legislations on the size and type of the political participation of women. The study attempts, as well, to understand how the political participation of Palestinian women affects the process of social transformation towards women’s rights in Palestine. This research also focuses on the role of the Palestinian feminist movement in strengthening women’s political participation.
This research paper was prepared within the framework of the Scientific Research Support Program, funded by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Open Society Foundation.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.
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