Women Media & Development/ TAM conducted in cooperation with Operation 1325 a training on the UN resolution 1325 in An-Najah University in Nablus and in the Arab American University in Jenin for two days. The training targeted 40 students from both universities.
The training included a presentation on the resolution 1325, which states that women are key roles in security and peace. Women and men are affected differently from each other during conflicts. Women protection and women’s equal participation in the peace process is a substantial issue in world peace and security.
The training also tapped on other topics such as: the history of the Swedish women movement and what it has achieved on the policies level, conflict resolution and non-violence communication, presentation on the Palestinian situation, women’s rights, and presentation on several of women’s rights’ international laws.
The training was conducted by two trainers of one of the Swedish international institutions, which work on the UN resolution 1325 worldwide. The training received enthusiasm and appreciation by the students, where all students agreed upon modifying all laws implemented in Palestine, especially the ones’ related to women, and emphasized on the importance of empowering and increasing women’s participation in the political life.
This training is conducted under the project “ Promoting New Democracies”, implemented by TAM, which aims at enhancing women’s participation in student councils and decision making, in light of the decrease of women’s participation in the political life in Palestine.