Three new Brochures of the Nazaha-Project Released

The Nazaha-project aims at improving and strengthening of good governance in the NGO-sector in the Palestinian Territories. The project is implemented jointly by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and its Palestinian partner AMAN (Coalition for Accountability and Integrity).Three brochures were recently released within the framework of this project. They primarily address NGOs in order to provide them with information about targets, strategies and guidance to help combating corruption and bribery.

Sawt Al-Nissa, No. 260

Published on the 8th of March, International Women’s Day, Sawt Al-Nissa focuses on the role of the Palestinian woman today. Different aspects are education, culture and social-life of females in Palestine. Furthermore, the magazine draws the picture of how the ideal Unity government should look like.

Sawt Al-Nissa, No. 259

The difficulties that Palestinian woman are facing when they want to visit their children in prison is a topic addressed by this edition of Sawt Al-Nissa. “The mothers of the prisoners are in prison, too”, is the magazines provocative heading with reference to legal obstacles that family relatives are facing if the ask for visiting-permits to prisons. Additionally, the magazine covers a story about the first Women’s legal consulting firm that was established in Gaza.

Public Opinion Poll on NGOs in Palestine

First Booklet Published

A public opinion survey concerning the state of Palestinian NGOs and charities, conducted by the Nazaha project for strengthening Palestinian civil society through enhancing transparency in the NGO sector revealed that 53% of Palestinians believe that nepotism and its related forms are the most prevalent forms of corruption in NGOs and that 70% of Palestinians believe that NGOs & charities do not disclose their financial, administrative, or program related information to the public.

Third Issue of the Newsletter “Nazaha/Integrity” Published

The third edition of the newsletter “Nazaha/Integrity” has been published, tackling the relations between Palestinian NGOs and the donor community as well as other issues concerning integrity, transparency and accountability within the NGO sector in Palestine. The newsletter is published regularly in the framework of the Nazaha project.

Sawt Al-Nissa, No. 258

In the February issue, Sawt Al-Nissa makes reference to the Lebanon War by using the term “Palestine is bigger than us”. The term originally used during the war was “Lebanon is bigger than us”, meaning that no religious, political or ethical fractions can divide the country and that people therefore should be encouraged to preserve the unity of the country. Furthermore, a report portraits woman in politics.

Sawt Al-Nissa, No. 257

Sawt Al-Nissa focuses on the Unity Government in this edition. After posing the question if there would be hope for a long desired Unity government, the magazine tries to find reasons for the political problems in Palestine. In addition, the focus lies on women and environmental issues.

Israeli Movement Restrictions and Impediments: An Assessment of the Impact on Palestinian Industry

Due to the separation between West Bank and Gaza and the impediments on movement within West Bank, the Palestinian economy has been severely constrained and the competitive edge on local markets has decreased significantly. The access to external markets is complicated as well, because alternative trade routes can only be assessed with difficulties.

Slight Majority of Palestinians are in Favor of the Resignation of the Government and the Holding of Early Elections

The result of the Public Opinion Poll No. 22 implemented by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West Bank and Gaza, funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAF) in Ramallah demonstrates that:

Sawt Al-Nissa No. 256

In this edition, the focus lies on the Palestinian Homeland. Rather than fighting for political parties, the Palestinians should understand that their common homeland is more important, the magazine says. Under the heading “Gaza is crying”, Sawt Al-Nissa criticizes the internal fight of the political parties in the area. Furthermore the problem of poverty among women is addressed.