Mar. 12, 2018
- Palestinian Women’s Groups Use EU Funding to Incite against Israel
European organizations, the UN, and EU fund numerous Palestinian NGOs with the stated goal of improving gender equality and enhancing women’s rights. However, many of these groups promote incitement, glorify violence, and advocate for a rejectionist narrative of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The Palestinian NGO Code of Conduct Coalition – a network comprising the vast majority of active Palestinian civil society – compel women’s groups to follow an extreme agenda that forbids any normalization with Israel. Women’s organizations are required to bind themselves to Palestinian national aspirations in order to gain internal acceptance. This linkage relegates gender equality to the background. (NGO Monitor)