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WELOD 3 - Women''s Empowerment and Local Development

Palestine

Initiative timeframe: 2013/2015

Total initiative costs

€ 3,300,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 3,300,000.0

Dati finanziari aggiornati al 23.11.2015

Status

50 Complete
50%

Palestine


Location

West Bank and Gaza Strip

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In response to the requests of the local partners, the programme aims to increase the opportunities for the socio-economic development of Palestinian women and to protect their rights through two Budget Support components addressed to the Ministry of Women's Affairs (MoWA) and to the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) together with activities directly implemented by the Italian Cooperation Unit in Jerusalem. In order to grant the local ownership and institution building, the program foresees the development of MoWA’s specific competencies in order to promote gender mainstreaming in all Palestinian institutions and in the Local Aid Coordination Structure (LACS), the training on planning, analysis, monitoring and evaluation of National Plans and intervention sectors. The program foresees as well specific activities aimed to support the anti-violence services managed by MoSA and the creation, at MoWA, of the first National Observatory on women in difficulty, gender based violence and stalking. Moreover, the initiative established synergies with other programmes included in the three-years programming: Start up Palestine – Financial instruments and technical assistance to promote employment and income generating in Palestine, for the economic development sector and POSIT – Strengthening primary health care system in the Palestinian Territories, for the health sector, as well as with the Human Rights project for the justice sector. Indeed, the initiative intends to strengthen the process of Palestinian women’s socio-economic empowerment through training and coaching for the creation of women’s enterprises in every Governorate and foresees information and mainstreaming activities on the "Code Pink" as a tool for the identification of gender based violence cases in the health sector. At the same time a specific training on gender based violence and international instruments for the prevention of violence will be carried out in the Governorates. Furthermore, the initiative is aimed to implement the activities related to the role of Italy as European Lead Donor in the field "Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment" (GEWE). read more close

Main outcome

To strengthen the process of Palestinian women’s socio-economic empowerment through training and coaching for the creation of women’s enteprises in every Governorate; Information and mainstreaming activities on the "Code Pink" as a tool for the identification of gender based violence cases in the health sector; Training on gender based violence and international instruments for the prevention of violence will be carried out in the Governorates.

Initiative data

Initiative number 010119
Purpose Democratic participation and civil society
Sector I.5.a. Government & Civil Society-general, Total

Subjects

Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority MoWA - MoSA - Governorates
Representative -
Other financiers -

Beneficiaries

Women and children who will benefit from the services given by the 11 Tawasol and from the anti violence centers; Women organisation and other civil society and local institution organisations; MoWa, MoSA, and Governorates.

Beneficiaries of which females 100.0%
Title € Committed € Used
WELOD 3 - Women's Empowerment and Local Development 550,000 550,000

Programme web page (Download)

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Date March 1, 2015
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CONSOLATO GENERALE D'ITALIA GERUSALEMME

Status On Going
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation

DGCS

Status On Going
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation

MoWA

Status On Going
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation

MoWA

Status On Going
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation