Young women and men standing next to each other during a workshop

She is not part, she is a partner

Women and men engaging in peace negotiations in Palestine

The Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy (PCPD) asked men on the streets of Ramallah to share why women should meaningfully participate in politics. Watch what they said!

The video is part of a 6-month project that builds on the global commitment of the Security Council Resolution 1325 to ensure that women and girls are more systematically and sustainably integrated into peace and security processes. The PCPD empowers young Palestinian women and men to participate in peace negotiations (once they are resumed), internal Palestinian reconciliation talks and dialogues (between Fatah and Hamas). Working not only with young women but also with young men is important because they are also excluded from peace talks or serious political work, stripping them of any opportunity to reach decision-making positions. Their allyship for inclusion is crucial in a context where political positions are held by the older generation unwilling to pass the baton.

The project is financially supported by the Rapid Response Window for Women's Participation in Peace Processes and the Implementation of Peace Agreements, a funding mechanism of the United Nations Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF). The Rapid Response Window addresses urgent funding gaps with targeted, short-term support to increase women's participation in peace processes and the implementation of peace agreements.

The WPHF is a flexible financing tool supporting quality interventions to enhance the capacity of local women to prevent conflict, respond to crises and emergencies and seize key peacebuilding opportunities.

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