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Supporting youth employability and women’s participation

The Arab Partnership works to leverage funding through multilaterals to provide a strengthened offer of support to the region.

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On 8 February 2011 the Foreign Secretary announced the UK’s ‘Arab Partnership’. This initiative leads our long-term strategic approach to the Arab Spring, working with those in the region that want to put the building blocks of more open, free societies, underpinned by vibrant economies, in place.

The Arab Partnership works to leverage funding and support through multilaterals, in particular the G8 and the EU to provide a strengthened offer of support to the region. In addition, the UK is committing £110m over four years to the Arab Partnership, to support both political and economic reform across the region. The fund is structured around six key objectives: political participation, rule of law, corruption, public voice, youth employability and private sector development.

To read more go to Arab Partnership

Through Arab Partnership funds we supported women journalists from the Gaza Strip write stories, make videos and upload them on a website in orderto highlight the living conditions in Gaza. The funds also helped SocialPioneers, EUPOL COPPS, and UK MOJ with £146,000 to strengthen human capacity at the Palestinian Ministry of Justice.notably of Ministers, senior executives, and middle management resulting in a more effective criminal justice system in which the Palestinian public will have increased confidence.

List of grantees FY 14/15

  • The Slynn Foundation and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, £146,705

To contribute to Palestinian state-building, good governance and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and to contribute to the strategic objectives of the EU Rule of Law Mission in the Occupied Palestinian Territories by strengthening the capacity of the justice institutions there.

How to apply

Calls for proposals will be posted here as soon as they are announced by the Foreign Office.

Published 9 May 2013