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YWCA Palestine participates in a regional workshop

YWCA Palestine participates in a regional workshop

The Young Women's Christian Association of Palestine (YWCA Palestine), represented by its National General Secretary- Amal Tarazi, participated in a regional workshop held in the Jordanian capital, Amman, over two days. The workshop focused on enhancing coordination, exchanging experiences, and implementing the convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. It also aimed to integrate Palestinian refugee women in host countries into the reports submitted to the committee responsible for the convention.

The workshop was organized by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, with support from UNWOMEN. The Workshop was attended by the Minister of Women's Affairs, Amal Hamad, and representatives from the General Union of Palestinian Women, the Jordanian National Commission for Women, UN Women, coalition member organizations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

During the workshop, Arab experiences in implementing the convention were reviewed, highlighting the challenges faced and the achievements made. The Palestinian experience was also presented.

Amal Tarazi, the National General Secretary of YWCA of Palestine, presented a paper on the role of young women and men in defending and promoting women's rights. She emphasized the initiatives undertaken by the YWCA of Palestine and its partner organizations in the northern and southern governorates, such as social innovation, international advocacy against occupation and its violations against the Palestinian Society.

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