The Status of Women in East Jerusalem

INSAN Centre at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem is committed to developing its research on women's rights and citizenship. Jerusalemite Arab women are marginalized both as women facing inequalities and discrimination in Arab society and as women in an occupied territory. INSAN's enabling environment includes the University's strategic location in East Jerusalem, a supportive senior management at Al-Quds University, and a large student population with a potential interest in women's rights and gender issues. However, INSAN Centre's capacity for developing research project proposals and conducting methodologically sound, gender-aware research is weak.

This project seeks to build INSAN's capacity to design and conduct research on women's rights and citizenship. It seeks to do so through a research training program targeted to graduate students and junior scholars that includes:

  • Introduction to concepts and theories on women's rights and citizenship;
  • Research design and planning;
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methodologies;
  • Feminist research methodologies;
  • Fieldwork and research paper writing; and
  • Development of research project proposals.

Through the project, INSAN will engage reputable scholars and experts from other academic institutions in Palestine and Israel to assist with the teaching and mentorship of the INSAN graduate students and junior scholars.

The findings of these research papers will contribute to INSAN's development of a full research project proposal

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Monday, February 1, 2010

End Date

Thursday, March 31, 2011


6 months

IDRC Officer

Alma, Eileen

Total funding

CA$ 50,300


Middle East, West Bank and Gaza, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia, Israel


Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Fadwa Al Labadi


Al-Quds University

Institution Country

West Bank and Gaza

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