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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 Grants

Donor20132014201520162017
DiakoniaSEK 355,950SEK 382,950SEK 382,950SEK 382,950
Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat $530,000
European Union- Partnership for Peace€468,545
European Union- European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument€499,735 
Care International$191,104
Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI)- Equality and Justice$74,950
Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI)- Core Funding$113,043
NGO Development Center (NDC)$115,672
Norwegian Church Aid$17,003
UN Women- Spring Forward$51,216
UNDP$16,500
Women Learning Partnership (WLP)$39,783
Biladi Association$80,552

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