On 31 July 2022, Forward Thinking facilitated a roundtable discussion with participants of its Palestinian Women’s Network.

The group discussed the challenges that women in the Occupied Palestinian Territories currently face.

Limited opportunities for meaningful political participation and representation, alongside a lack of legislation that supports women were highlighted as key issues. Societal pressures and gender-based violence are also significant. It was underlined that the challenges women face must be considered within the broader context of Israeli occupation and internal Palestinian political division.