Open Days on Women, Peace and Security in Gaza
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process met with representatives of women's organisations in Gaza.Learn more
New partnership between UN Women and the Central Election Commission
UN Women and the Central Election Commission signed a new agreement for a 2-year joint project to enhance women's political participation.Learn more
New report unveils far-reaching alternative policy agenda
UN Women's flagship report brings together human rights and economic policymaking to call for changes to the global policy agenda to transform economies and make women’s rights, and equality, a reality. Learn more
Young Palestinians push for a gender-equal Constitution
More than 700 young Palestinians have received leadership and gender-sensitivity training and several have collectively drafted an alternative constitution that challenges the status quo. Learn more
Leading the police service, ending violence against women her motto
As head of the Palestinian Civil Police Family & Juvenile Protection Unit, Lieutenant Colonel Wafa Muammar is the highest-ranking female officer in the police.
Women's leadership and participation
UN Women works on enhancing Palestinian women’s transformative leadership to participate in decision-making processes in all walks of life and the incorporation of a women’s rights agenda. Learn more
Women's Leadership in Peace, Security and Humanitarian Response
UN Women acts to bring gender equality dimensions into humanitarian programming, response and assistance, as well as to increase women’s involvement in peace and state-building processes. Learn more
National Planning and Budgeting
UN Women supports the efforts of the Palestinian Government to mainstream gender in order to ensure that Palestinian men and women benefit more equally from national public policies, domestic resources and international aid. Learn more
UN Women launches the first issue of Niswa- a regional magazine that covers gender equality developments and thew work of UN Women in the Arab States Region. More
In the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, representatives from Member States and civil society are hosting regional reviews to assess progress and challenges in implementing this landmark blueprint for women’s rights. More
With new infographics and an interactive map, we shine a spotlight on the voices of global citizens which have been compiled over the past several months on the dedicated website for UN Women's campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. More
- Press Release: UN Women and ILO kick-start training of private sector employees on the use of gender audit
- Press Release: UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process consults with representatives of women’s organizations in Gaza on their participation in decision-making on peace and security issues
- Promoting Equality and Diversity to Better Serve Palestinians
- The Central Election Commission and UN Women sign an agreement to enhance women’s political participation
- Call for Proposals "One Stop Shop"
Speeches and statements
An exclusive collaboration between the renowned and critically acclaimed Palestinian hip-hop band DAM and UN Women,the music video highlights the injustice and burden of honour killing and call on youth to mobilize to combat all forms of violence against women.
Elimination of violence against women and girls engages us all, and we cannot look away and tolerate silence says Sabine Machl, UN Women Special Representative in Palestine. At the occasion of the 16 days of activism campaign, the United Nations in Palestine comes together as one to deliver this message: “United Nations in Palestine stands with leaders and people from all walks of life to combat gender-based violence. It is all of us our responsibility. We must all take action.”
For men in Egypt, there is a peculiar taboo of not disclosing one's mother’s name in public, lest her name become a subject of shame and ridicule in public forums. Over time, her name becomes forgotten and she’s only referred to as ‘The mother of her eldest son’. UN Women’s 'Give Mom Back Her Name’ initiative is simple yet powerful and aims to take steps to eradicate this taboo and giving mother’s in Egypt and the Middle East their names back in public fora.