The Union of Palestinian Women Committees Society was founded in the year 1980 under the name (Union of Palestinian Women Committees) purposing to empower Palestinian women on all levels and to contribute in the Palestinian national struggle against the Israeli military illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories. In the year 2001, the Union was licensed by the Palestinian interior ministry under the name (Society of Palestinian Women Committees) with the registration number RA: 297 C. the Union is a progressive women mass- based organization and an indivisible part of the Palestinian women movement in particular and the national movement in particular.
UPWC strives to build a civil democratic progressive community free of all forms of discrimination and respects women rights as part of human rights in general.
UPWC struggles to empower Palestinian women and develop their circumstances to achieve real equity between men and women as well as equity among all social classes. Moreover, the Union fights to ensure positive affirmation of women within all the laws active in Palestine.
The Union, on the other hand, considers itself part of the Palestinian national movement that struggles against the Israeli illegal occupation to achieve the national independence. UPWC, considering itself part of the universal progressive movement, works alongside with the international progressive movement against the militarization of globalization as well as against any form of discrimination imposed on any social sector (especially women) wherever it takes place.
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