Association Goals

Divorce rights for women depend on the personal status laws that apply to Muslims, it states that a man can divorce his wife for any reason, while women can request divorce only under certain circumstances. If the women proceed to having a divorce she would not have to present any evidence, but then she will have to give up any financial rights and must return her dowry. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Palestine, was established in 2003. The ministry is the main governmental sector that is responsible for promoting and protecting women’s rights. The ministry works to integrate gender in terms of democracy and human rights. The ministries promote reform of discriminatory laws and gender units have been established in each ministry.