Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WATC) was established in 1992 as the outcome of formation of negotiations technical teams in the aftermath of Madrid [Peace] Conference and beginning of the Washington Talks. A number of women leadership actively established WATC to ensure women’s participation and inclusion of their issues in the negotiations.
With the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), hope and enthusiasm rose leading civil society organizations in general and women’s movement, in particular, to a significant position to influence the building of the pillars of the democratic Palestinian State. As such, WATC drafted its mission to adopt the programs supporting women’s political participation and drafting of laws the stipulated for equality. It ushered onto this journey for twenty-two years to embrace a coalition of seven women’s frameworks, represented in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and a number of women’s centers and activists.
Our General Assembly (GA) gathers 65 national women leaders from political parties and most influential national institutions. They have a distinguished fingerprint in all political, social, institutional and research arenas at Palestinian, Arab and international levels. WATC is governed by a board of directors with membership of 13 women activists with professional and socio-political competences, who are fully involved in managing the organizational affairs of the Committee.