Movement for Peace – MPDL (Spain) and ADICE (France) are non-profit organizations with extensive experience in the fields of development and humanitarian aid which are jointly implementing the project “Volunteering for Social Change: the value of EU Aid Volunteers for inequalities reduction and local resilience building” together with 8 other organizations in third countries.
The project aims at enhancing the EU capacity to provide needs-based humanitarian aid in vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in 8 countries: Colombia, Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon.
The hosting organization for this position will be MPDL Palestine. MPDL works in this country since 1994, with the objective of improving women's living conditions, their empowerment at the community level and as agents of local development and inclusion. Thus, from 1994 to 2020, more than 30 humanitarian aid and development projects have taken place in the field of attention to groups in vulnerable situations, with a special focus on the disability sector and the promotion of women's rights.
During the first years of intervention, the work of MPDL in the field has been focused on the promotion, protection and defense of the human rights of the most vulnerable groups (women, young people and people with disabilities) mainly in the West Bank and in the areas of economic and social rights, access to health and the right to education; through different actions:
§ Defense and promotion of women's rights;
§ Strengthening of society and democratic governance;
§ Improvement of the living conditions of the People with functional diversity, with special attention to women with functional diversity
§ Strengthening the organization and participation of civil society, with special emphasis on the gender perspective and the coordination of the associative fabric with the public authorities.
Since 2015, MPDL has also been working to strengthen and promote Palestinian civil society organizations to play a leading role in democratic reforms and changes regarding decent work and social protection, as well as supporting women's economic empowerment and promoting their labour and socio-economic rights.
The projects implemented for the last 3 years in the country are focused on the protection and health for the population of Hebron H2 with special attention to the intersectionality between functional diversity and gender violence; the promotion of access to health and protection of people with disabilities, with special attention to women; the support for Palestinian women's economic participation in local development and the promotion of gender equality and protection of vulnerable Palestinian women.
In 2018, MPDL Palestine identified two main lines of work: consolidating the strategic line of Economic, Social and Civil Rights and gender through interventions focused on women's economic empowerment; and expanding the strategic line of protection through interventions focused on groups in vulnerable situations in geographical areas at risk according to the Protection Working Group's criteria (mainly functional diversity and women survivors of violence).