Action brief

ILO Initiatives on Promoting Women’s Participation in Cooperatives in oPt

Despite the relatively long history of the Palestinian cooperative movement, women’s participation in cooperatives remains low.

Most women cooperatives in oPt have been established after 2000 mainly as a
result of donor requirements especially in dispersing microfinance funds. Therefore the participation of Palestinian women in cooperatives is particularly high in saving and credit associations representing 60 per cent of women membership.