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Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC)

Profile

Country/TerritoryPalestinian Authority
Websitehttp://www.watcpal.org/watcpal/en/
Founded1992
In their own words“We endeavor to build women’s framework and mobilize their energies to advocate for the rights of Palestinian women and monitor commitment with such rights in a manner consistent with national references and international covenants.”

Funding

Activities

BDS

  • On March 8, 2016, WATC was a signatory to the “Palestinian Women’s Call for Worldwide Women’s Endorsement of BDS,” which called on women and feminists to join BDS campaigns because the “the Israeli regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid has for decades denied the Palestinian people our inalienable right to self-determination.”
  • On July 19, 2014, WATC published an ad calling for a boycott stating, “I boycott the Israeli malls and the products of the settlements. Do you? For Al-Aqsa. For the Shahidim [Martyrs]. For the prisoners. For Palestine.”
  • Signatory to the 2005 “Palestinian Civil Society Call for BDS,” which calls for an end to Israel’s “occupation and colonization of all Arab lands.”

Partners

Lists partners as: Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP),Bank of Palestine, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Diakonia, United Nations, CONEMUND, and the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission.

Partial List of 2013 Grants (based on 2013 annual report)

DonorAmount (USD)
Care International191,104
Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI)- Equality and Justice74,950
Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI)- Core Funding113,043
NGO Development Center (NDC)115,672
Norwegian Church Aid17.003
UN Women- Spring Forward52,778
UNDP16,500

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