World Humanitarian Day
On this year's World Humanitarian Day, 19 August, we advocate for the protection of civilians, humanitarian workers, and all those affected by conflict. Women and girls are among those most vulnerable to the consequences — and most vital to recovery efforts.Learn more
Palestinian police launch its gender strategy
The Palestinian Civil Police, UN Women and EUPOL COPPS officially launched the PCP Gender Strategy - first of its kind in the Arab States and the Palestinian security sector.Learn more
Women entrepreneurs: Khawla H. Al-Khateeb
Khawla, a Palestinian entrepreneur and founder of "Palestinian Women" recounts her journey from seeking opportunities to support her family to becoming a successful business owner.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
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
- UN Women response to naming of a community Centre in Burqa village in the occupied West Bank
- A path towards justice: judges' perspectives on VAW cases
- Working with judges to improve outcomes for women in Sharia courts
- Palestinian police take new steps to widen career opportunities for women in the police
In her message for International Women's Day on 8 March, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the importance of starting change in the home in order to “construct a different world of work for women”.
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.