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The Second Political Participation Conference Issued a Request to the International Social Forum for the Need to Adopt A global Social Feminist Forum in 2014
The Second Political Participation Conference Issued a Request to the International Social Forum for the Need to Adopt A global Social Feminist Forum in 2014

In the Conclusion of its Work 
Joussour Project for Democracy and Women’s Rights held the Second Regional Forum in Amman. The forum held its work for two subsequent days. Around 60 feminist and human rights activist from eight Arab countries participated in this forum.
The participants came out with a final statement for the conference; stating that the Second Feminist regional Forum concentrated on violence against women as the main challenge against the political participation of women. In addition to other challenges, including the legal system which is still prejudice against the rights of women and their role in political participation long with the effects of the social and economical actuality. 
Over the two days, the conference discussed thoroughly the challenges facing the women’s participation of women in politics, and the mechanisms to overcome these challenges in order to enhance their participation. The conference also concentrated on the importance of empowering women from every sector and to expand the base of political participation.
The forum announced in its final statement its refusal to every shape of political and social violence practiced against women in the Arab world. The forum also announced its refusal to feminize poverty, marginalize women, discriminate against them whether in laws and regulations or education or economy. The participants assured in their final statement their refusal to the worst kind of systematic violence against women in Egypt which is sexual harassment; in order to prevent Egyptian women from taking a role in the social movement  and the continuation of the Egyptian revolution toward reaching its goals.
The forum stated its solidarity with female and male detainees in the Israeli Prisons, who are protesting against the detaining conditions  through strikes in addition to their refusal for administrative detaining that violates all international laws.    
The feminist forum issued a request for the International Social Forum for the need to adopt a feminist social forum in Palestine by 2014 as an expression of rejecting the systematic occupational practice and aggression against Palestinian women.
The final statement included a number of recommendations that were divided between recommendations directed for political parties and another for the social movements and the governments. In addition to a number of strategies that support the continuation and sustainability of Joussour network in order to reinforce the political participation of women. The major recommendations that came out of the forum:
Coordinate a regional campaign against the political and social violence practiced against women due to its huge role in the political participation of women. Pressure towards changing and adjusting the laws until men and women are equal in front of the law. Pressure towards reaching an education that is able to make a change in common patterns and views towards women. Pressure the governments to allocate private budgets to support the feminist movements and gender-responsive public budgets. In addition to a recommendation that concentrates on the importance on working on a media that integrates the feminist view and gender. The forum also recommended expanding the political participation of women in political parties, and to pressure towards a positive discrimination towards women to reach equality with men concerning the representation within the party. The recommendations also included empowering women and improving the health and education services for women in the Arab world.
The forum that started last Monday hosted the Palestinian freedom fighter Leila Khaled. Leila gave a speech in front of the participants and focused on the importance of improving the work towards enhancing the participation of women in politics, and the importance of spreading awareness to form a public movement capable of social change.


Professor Ameneh Zoubi, the Jordanian Women Union Chief  opened the conference, and after welcoming the participants that have came to Jordan for this conference, stated that this forum will unify the Arab women efforts toward democracy and the devotion towards human rights and equality.
Intisar Hamdan, the Social Responsibility Program Head at the Teach Creativity Center and the Regional Coordinator for Joussour Network, said: “We aimed to focus in the Feminist Regional Forum, on discussing the issue of political participation and to set working strategies to develop the participation and to expand the base of women’s participation especially that the region is witnessing transformation that seeks for change”, she added that the expansion of the political participation base to include every social sector starting with women, will help in any case to broaden the base of legitimacy of representative and executive institutions of the political system. Hamdan said that the first priorities of women political participation is to recognize that women have complete citizenship with all its aspects, and to be equal in front of the law without any discrimination, it’s not enough to talk about the percentage of women’s political participation, but it has to be based on a social and political system that paves the way for this participation.

The forum is organized by the Palestinian National Committee for Joussour’s Network with the participation of all the members of the Regional Committee for Joussour’s Network that is organized by the Canadian Organization “Alternatives” an funded by the European Union. The forum included a number of sessions, in which the activists and specialists intended to start a Regional Arabic Campaign to face the political and social violence against women in the Arab Region. It aims to come up with strategic plans that encourage women’s political participation in the Arab Region.               
The head of the Jordanian Women Forum Nadia Shamroukh  presented a paper about “The Concept of Political Participation for Arab Women”, which pointed out the crisis in the reading of women political participation for the elite.  And in a paper presented by the Egyptian Human Rights Activist Dina Salman she talked about the kind of violence practiced against women in Egypt. In a third paper presented from Iraq by the Doctor Mathkour pointed that the women’s conditions retreated after the Arabic revolutions, and explaining that Iraq retreated from many laws that were in favor of the progressive movement.
A number of axes were presented in the Forum including: the concept of Arab women political participation, and the violence against women in the Arab world and its effect on the political participation that was presented by the Egyptian activist Dina Hussien. A number of papers were presented to discuss challenges that the forum intended to concentrate on them. The writer and political activist Khadija Habashneh presented a paper around the challenges facing the political participation of women and she concentrated on judicial system. The feminist and human rights activist Shemiran Morkel a paper about women’s education and its effect on the political participation. A paper titled the Social and Economical Actuality and its effect on the Political Participation of Women was presented by the Human Rights and Feminist Activist Amaal Edrisi. From Tunisia Naela Seleni presented a paper titled The Challenges facing Political Arab Women Participation.
A number of Country Experience Presentations were given in the Forum. The Palestinian experience was given by Hanan Abu Gosh. The Tunisian experience was given by Naela Seleni and Faeza Eskandarani. The Moroccan experience was given by Fadwa Dibleh. The Egyptian Experience was given by Nawal Rameli. The Jordanian experience was given by Sawsan Ishaq. The Algerian experience was given by Masouda Shabali. And finally the Lebanese Experience was given by Mayada Abdallah.
In the last session of the Forum the participant discussed the future vision of the political participation of women through working in small groups. The participants came out with a number of work strategies and recommendations. And in conclusion of the forum Intisar Hamdan, the Forum Coordinator, gave the final statement.    
 This was the Second Regional Forum that is organized by Joussour Network, when the first one took place in Morocco last year.  This forum aims to enhance the political participation of women in the arab world which is witnessing changes in the political system in the present stage. In addition to exchanging experiences between the organizations and the feminist activists in order to bridge the challenges that still stands in the face of the political participation of women, which is presented through the judicial system, social status, and the political and social violence practiced against women in the Arab world; in order to reach for mutual strategies and recommendations to implement the right for women to participate in the political life in the Arab world and especially in the members of Joussuor Network which are; Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Egypt.