The General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) was established in 1965 as a body within the Palestinian Liberation Organization and according is considered to be the official representative body for Palestinian women around the world . It is also the umbrella for all women’s organizations in Palestine and in exile.
The main goal of GUPW, since its establishment, has been to mobilize women within Palestinian communities to participate in various social, economic and political processes, which contribute to their development. For many years, GUPW has been politically active, supporting Palestinian women at the forefront of the liberation struggle in all its aspects and historical stages, at the nationalistic and social levels.
GUPW has also taken on a welfare-related role in its activities in support of Palestinian individuals and families, which have suffered losses in the struggle for national liberation and independence.