There was muted excitement in the group as we set out to visit women cooperatives in the West Bank of Palestine. The previous day at the workshop on Enhancing Role of Women in Co-operative Business organized by the International Cooperative Alliance Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP), We Effect and the Economic and Social Development Center of Palestine (ESDC), we were given statistics on women that were not wholly optimistic. While women comprised 49.2% of total population in Palestine their number in the labor force was just 19.4%. The unemployment among women was 38.9% and that among women with 13 years of education or more was 48.7%.
وقع يوم الاحد من 20/9/2015 اتفاقية تعاون بين المركز الفلسطيني للتنمية الاقنصادية والاجتماعية ,ESDC ومؤسسة التعاون الدولي اليابانية للتنمية المجتمعية (نيكود( NICCOD