Research Project

Islah Jad's research examined the role of the newly elected local councils in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, elected in 2005-2006. The Islamic Resistance Movement - HAMAS - participated in this election for the first time and was supported by large numbers of women. 

Islah's research aimed to explore whether local governments in general, and those controlled by Islamists in particular can provide a constituency for women's empowerment.

Resources For This Project