+ Designing an elective course for Democracy and the equal citizenship between women and men at An-Najah National University
The Chair in collaboration with other Palestinian Universities will expand this idea to apply the course in the rest of the universities.
+ The UNESCO chair in collaboration with An-Najah Constitutional Studies Center will develop a handbook about women political participation and equal citizenship
The suggested title is: “A.B.C – engendering the constitution – The Way Forward”. The aim is to provide basic understanding about women’s rights in Palestine.
+ Working on producing short educational movies, and workshops discussing the concept of democracy and the need for new general elections in Palestine
The workshops will be directed to students, civil society organizations, academics, and decision makers. Detailed reports will be issued by the UNESCO after the workshops.
+ Holding three main workshops about the importance of elections in Palestine
With civil society organizations and academics (2 workshops).
With decision makers (one).
These three workshops will be followed by three separate reports issued from the UNISCO Chair at an-Najah.
+ Research and Networking with other UNESCO Chairs
This will be a priority for 2020. Erasmus Research and exchange with the University of Palermo. The MOU between the two universities is signed and was ready to take effect in March 2020, but due to Corona Virus, this agreement cannot take place until late 2020. The program will last until 2023. It will involve exchanging of three students and two members of staff each semester. An-Najah Law school under the supervisor of the UNESCO Chair will provide three courses in English for the students coming from Palermo University, and 15 hours training with Palestinian NGOs in Human Rights and Democracy. The Chair will be responsible to make the proper connections with the Human Rights organizations and set the training plan. In return 3 students from an-Najah will visit the Italian University and spent an academic term there. The academics from each side will give seminars and present research papers during their stay. In addition, two administrative staff will visit from each side and try to develop their administrative skills and share their experience at their universities after return from their exchange.
+ Female empowerment and political participation in Students’ Unions at Palestinian Universities
This project will be launched after the end of state of emergency in Palestine and will last for the next four years.