Dr. Bärbel Kofler is Germany’s Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid. She has been a member of the Bundestag since 2004 and is currently a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and of the executive committee of the SPD parliamentary group.
Women were massively underrepresented in past peace negotiations between the Israeli
and Palestinian Governments; future initiatives on the part of Israeli and Palestinian
civil society should work to increase the participation of women.