The WPS Agenda in Palestine: Challenges to the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 Under Occupation

25 October 2021 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ET | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. CET | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Jerusalem 

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Join WILPF and the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) for a panel discussion on the sidelines of the 21st annual UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). The panel will address the gendered impacts of the Israeli occupation in Palestine, and reflect on the challenges to the implementation of the WPS Agenda in this context.

Expert panellists will discuss current efforts to advance the WPS agenda in Palestine, including the second generation of the National Action Plan (NAP). Speakers will also analyse the situation of Palestinian women under occupation, touch upon the gendered impacts of the ongoing practice of home demolitions in the occupied territorries, and reflect on the situation of Palestinian refugee women in Jordan. 

This event is hosted in collaboration with UN Women Palestine and the generous contribution of the Government of Norway.


Rima Nazzal  - President of Al Najda Association for Women Development in the West Bank and  Member of the General Secretariat at the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW)

Salma Nims - Secretary-General, Jordanian National Commission for Women

Sawsan Al-Shunnar - Member of the Palestinian National Council and the Central Committee of the Palestinian Democratic Union "Fida" and  General Secretariat Member at the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW)

Amal Syam Director of Women's Affairs Center - Gaza

Reem ElSalem - Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its causes and consequences


Salma Kahale - Interim MENA Director at WILPF

Opening remarks 

Maryse Guimond - UN Women Special Representative for Palestine

Erling Hoem - Deputy Representative of Norway to the Palestinian Authority


The event will have interpretation in English and Arabic on Zoom, and will be livestreamed (bilingual) on WILPF’s Facebook page. #WPSinPalestine

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