For women in Gaza, having their own income is key to changing power dynamics at home
All five women who are part of the food incubator project in Gaza now have steady income and have reported better power dynamics within their households. 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
UN Women released the findings of the Palestine Report of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey in the Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) study on 19 February 2018. More
The 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (12 – 23 March) will focus on the theme, “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”. Learn more about rural women’s lives, their priorities and accomplishments in our editorial package. More
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. Join us to celebrate the activists working to claim women’s rights everywhere and to empower women in all settings, rural and urban. Get news, live webcasts, stories and interactive experiences here. 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
- For women in Gaza, having their own income is key to changing power dynamics at home
- Healing from trauma in conflict-affected Gaza
- Press Release: The Government of Italy, UN Women, and ILO launch a half-a-million Euro initiative to provide equal and decent work opportunities for women in the West Bank and Gaza
- Call for Proposals "Decent Work Opportunities for Women"
A groundbreaking report on men and gender equality was recently released in Palestine. The event served as a platform for the launch of the global initiative HeForShe and the regional campaign "Because I am a man".
UN Women, in collaboration with ENABEL Palestine, UN Habitat, and University College of Applied Sciences (Gaza), organized an International Women's Day 2018 event in Gaza which focused on the importance of ICT and digitalization sectors in creating economic opportunities for women.