From where I stand: “Empowerment begins with knowing your labour rights”
A volunteer lawyer Ayk Sbaihat helps female workers in Jenin, a northern city in the West Bank, to protect their labour rights through the Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) of UN Women. Learn more
Standing up for survivors of violence: A lawyer's story
Ayah al-Wakil is a lawyer working at the Palestine Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) in Gaza Strip, She works in the Shari’a court to support survivors of violence. Learn more
One Stop Centre for Survivors of Violence
One Stop Centre provides various services that survivors of violence need—medical, legal aid, temporary shelter and police protection—all under one roof. Learn more
In the words of Jana Mustafa: “Disability should not stop anyone from starting over”
Jana Mustafa is a former employee of a local NGO and a survivor of violence. One day she hopes to open a small business to support her six-year-old son Jamal and prove that her disability is not an issue. Learn more
The UNiTE Campaign will celebrate this year’s Orange Days, and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, under the overarching theme “Leave No One Behind: Ending Violence against Women and Girls” while underscoring its commit towards reaching the most underserved first. More
With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More
- From where I stand: “Empowerment begins with knowing your labour rights”
- 16 Days Campaign Closing Event Takes Place in Gaza Calling for Urgent Attention to the Most Marginalized
- The Italian Government and UN Women sign an agreement to support women’s economic empowerment in Palestine
- In the words of Jana Mustafa: “Disability should not stop anyone from starting over”
When Faten* sought to escape years of abuse and divorce her husband, he refused and left her destitute. Faten called on the help of Ayah al-Wakil, a lawyer at the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR). In a conversation with Ayah, Faten looks back at the time Ayah stepped in to ensure she was not left behind.
For International Women’s Day, UN Women conducted a social experiment that engaged 20 young men and women from 7 Arab countries and asked them to answer from the perspective of the other gender as they see it. Questions covered issues like violence against women and girls, women’s economic and political participation as well as general social attitudes.