Support for Women and Civil Society

Enhancing women’s participation and representation in the Palestinian political life represents an important task for achieving sustainable social justice. Women’s absence from decision-making arenas and structures marginalizes their voices and influence and keeps their concerns unattended. Especially the Palestinian labor market suffers from structural problems of inclusion particularly for young people and women. There are dramatic differences in labor force participation by gender.

Male participation rates reached 71 percent in 2017 while women have long been underrepresented in the Palestinian labor market with recent participation rates of 19 percent. In order to achieve a gender-just economic system in the future FES organizes a series of activities within the framework of the FES divisional project of “Political Feminism”. Regional and national workshops address local experts and stakeholders to work on concrete visions and goals for a gender just economy and civil society.

Moreover, we facilitate in cooperation with the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) the Young Leaders Program in its third generation as part of the foundation’s strategy to support young adults in the MENA region. The FES believes that to foster the participation of women in politics, female participation in all public spheres needs to be expanded.


FES Summer Academy: In Search for Regional Security Cooperation

FES invites graduate students as well as young professionals from the MENA region to apply for a summer academy in Tutzing, Germany, in order to work...

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Tuesday, 12.02.19 - Jerusalem

The Upcoming Israeli Elections: Change on the Horizon?

Palestinians cannot determine the doings of Netanyahu or Trump while they can determine their own doings, change must come from within

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Thursday, 11.10.18 - Al-Mathaf hall, Gaza

Job Opportunities for Youth

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Cooperation with the Palestinian Institute for Communication and Development (PICD), conducted a closed Workshop...

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Monday, 08.10.18

FES-PASSIA Round Table “Jerusalem, Palestine, and the “Jewish Nation-State” Law“

The 4th roundtable discussion hosted by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and its partner, the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of...

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Wednesday, 01.08.18 to Monday, 24.09.18 - Ramallah and Gaza

Report Social Media Campaign WATC Ramallah August – September 2018

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, in cooperation with its partner Woman Technical Affairs Committee (WATC), conducted a series of workshops entitled “Social...

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