Training for the local councils members and women advisors affairs
Gender Budget Analysis in the local councils
Last week WAV- organized and held a training meeting on gender analysis to the local council's budgets for the local council's members and the women advisors through its mentoring program in the women representation in the decision making cycles.
WAV general director – Aida Touma expressed the importance of this training as a continuance to a series meetings scheduled for the local councils members, women affairs advisors in the local councils, social and political activists – these meetings aim to provide the target group with professional tools and implications that enables them to develop overall critical vision in the work field.
The project hosted the general director of The Center for Feminist Studies – Sama Awida, an expert in budgets gender analysis – which is considered as the modern concept for balance as a measuring tool for equal opportunities among society members, determining priorities, and a tool to strengthen . gender equality
Awida added that women are not represented enough in the financial committees, that is responsible on planning, dividing and implementing the general budgets in the local councils, therefore in most cases these committees do not work according to the available statistics and they ignore the gender concept while planning the budgets, and get satisfaction in headlines such as unemployment in general without getting to details to the unemployment percentage among women and men.
Akko local council member – adv. Madeha Rammal stated that these training meetings increases the members' knowledge to their rights and provides them with tools to demand for these rights. And the benefit will be reflected on the society and the people who trusted and elected them to represent their cases and demand for their rights.
Lod local council member – Maha Alnaqieb, expressed the importance of this training that helped to present the social gaps through prejudice and discrimination based on gender in the local council's budgets.