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The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center implements a workshop to discuss occupational safety and health at work

The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center implemented on 28/08/2023, a workshop in Ramallah to discuss issues related to occupational safety and health with the participation of 18 union representatives. During the workshop participants discussed conditions and mechanisms to achieve a safe work environment, and ensured the important role of trade union representatives in negotiating with employers to provide OSH tolls and equipment to workers in different work sectors. Participants also discussed the importance of forming OSH committees at work and the need to play a role in monitoring the application of safety procedures at work. They recommended the need to highlight violations related to OSH at work, and the provision of tools and equipment, improve communication with relevant bodies, and conducting dialogue with employers about the need to provide insurance against work injuries to workers.

The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center implements social dialogue sessions to improve women’s access to decent jobs

The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center implemented four social dialogue sessions in Beit Hanoun, Khan Younis, Rafah, and the Middle governorate aiming to improve women’s access to decent jobs. The sessions were attended by representatives of labor offices, municipalities, Civil Society Organizations, unions, and cooperatives.

During the session violations that women are exposed to in the labor market were highlighted including violence, discrimination, and harassment at work that form a real obstacle when it comes to achieving decent jobs for women. Participants stressed the importance of joining efforts to enhance cooperation between various stakeholders to achieve effective progress in enhancing women’s participation in the labor market, and removing barriers that stands in the way of achieving equality at work.


The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center implements a training course about leadership skills for trade unions

DWRC concluded a three-days training course focusing on building the leadership skills for unionists in Ramallah on 09/09/2023.

The training course focused mechanisms of establishing trade unions, internal regulations, accountability, the role of the administrative bodies within trade unions, women’s role in trade union action, elections in trade unions, and decision making.

Participants also had the chance to discuss amendments required on related Palestinian laws in terms of protecting the right to organize and trade union action.

The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center implements social dialogue sessions to improve women’s access to decent jobs

DWRC implemented four social dialogue sessions in Beit Hanoun, Khan Younis, Rafah, and the Middle governorate aiming to improve women’s access to decent jobs. During the session violations that women are exposed to in the labor market were highlighted including violence, discrimination, and harassment at work. Participants stressed the importance of joining efforts to enhance cooperation between various stakeholders to achieve effective progress in enhancing women’s participation in the labor market, and removing barriers that stands in the way of achieving equality at work.


Representatives of civil society organizations and trade unions recommended establishing specialized and effective labor courts

They also called upon the Ministry of Labor to provide vocational training centers with a diversity of specializations, and facilitate young women’s access to these centers, in order to contribute to reducing focus on traditional specializations that push graduates towards unemployment. These recommendations were issued during a seminar on employment policies and decent work, implemented yesterday in Nablus by DWRC through the project: “Gender Equality in the Economic Sphere: Our Right, Our priority”, implemented in cooperation with PWWSD, COSPE and EducAid, and funded by the European Union and PSAC – Social Justice Fund.

The Democracy & Workers’ Rights Center implements a two-days training course about the right to organize and union leadership on 19/02/2023

The trainin course addressed the right to organize and union leadership in Ramallah, with the participation of 13 newly elected unionists from Workers’ Union in Qalqilia Municipality, Workers’ Union in Betunia Municipality, Farmers’ Union, Secretary Workers’ Union, Kindergarten Workers’ Union, Postal Services Workers’ Union, Food and Industries Workers’ Union, and the Federation of New Unions. Through its activities, the course focused practical training and discussions on trade union organization, the importance of union foundation and structure, leadership tasks, planning, trade union meetings, and decision-making.