Civil and political rights - Palestinian Authority

Field diagnosis: Promoting participation of women and youth in the Palestinian Political System

15.12.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

While women and youth make up the largest segments of the Palestinian society, their participation in the political life remains under expectations. Underrepresentation of women and youth in leadership and decision making levels severely impacts the ability to mobilize Palestinian resources and maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their efforts and roles in reform processes. Moreover, rates of unemployment among women and youth are considered the highest among neighbouring countries. To confront this reality, the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH) has recently completed a study which provides concrete recommendations and actions for adopting public policies ensuring women and youth leaders’ participation. It focuses on their representation at decision making level within the Palestinian political system, specifically the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : The Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH)
  • Publishing house : The Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation & IEMed
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 24
  • Language : English


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