The Women’s Studies Centre is a secular, dependent, feminist non-governmental organization. It is active in protecting and advocating for human rights and women’s’ rights; in enhancing the gender equality; and in supporting women’s rights as an integral part of human rights.
Since its establishment in 1989, the centre has worked on various programs to empower women and build female capacities for the purpose of determining and standing up for their rights.
The centre has struggled – along with the Palestinian feminist movement—to institutionalize a development strategy within Palestinian society that inherently adopts the main principle of the complete gender equality. To this end, the centre has been carrying out its institutional mandate in an effort to reform the traditional social, economic, political and legal structures to include the integration of women in all the development initiatives as participants and beneficiaries.
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.