The IWC is a coalition of Palestinian, Israeli and international women who recognize the urgent need to achieve a meaningful peace between Israelis and Palestinians and feel a shared commitment to accomplish this goal. Participation in the IWC is grounded in mutual respect for diversity and the rights and dignity of all parties.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and other international conventions and instruments call upon state parties to ensure increased representation of women at all decision-making levels for the prevention, management and resolution of conflict. In accord with this resolution, the absence of Palestinian and Israeli women from the decision-making processes and official negotiations must be rectified. Women from all ethnic and national communities must be full partners in the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, not only on the basis of principle, as re-affirmed by Resolution 1325, but also on the basis of the significant contributions made by Palestinian and Israeli women over the years in developing alternative models of political dialogue and engaging in peace-making efforts.
The goals of the IWC are to:
To achieve these aims, the IWC will: