A garden for all—women and youth rebuild safe and inclusive spaces in Gaza
A story on how three female architects and a group of young people helped rebuilding the only public garden in Al-Shoka, since it was destroyed during the 2014 conflict. Learn more
The first study revealing Palestinian men’s attitudes toward gender equality launched in Palestine
UN Women and its partners launched the first multi-country study in the Middle East and North Africa, to better understand men and women’s perspectives on gender roles. Learn more
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
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
- Call for Roster: Civil Society Organisations in the Field of Rule of Law, Justice, and Security
- Press Release: Japan Donates Half-a-Million USD to UN Women to Support Vulnerable Women in Gaza
- From where I stand: “I learned to see beyond a physical space – and see what people needed”
- A garden for all—women and youth rebuild safe and inclusive spaces in Gaza
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.