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Call for Roster: Civil Society Organisations in the Field of Rule of Law, Justice, and Security

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Joint UNDP/UN Women/UNICEF Programme "Sawasya II:Promoting the Rule of law in (2018-2023)" is soliciting expressions of interest from experienced civil society organisations (CSOs) in the field of rule of law, human rights, gender equality and justice for children More

Press Release: Japan Donates Half-a-Million USD to UN Women to Support Vulnerable Women in Gaza

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Government of Japan donated half-a-million US dollars to UN Women Palestine Office for a one-year project to improve the situations of women in Gaza. The project will provide specialized protection services and economic empowerment activities for almost 1,700 direct beneficiaries until April next year. More

From where I stand: “I learned to see beyond a physical space – and see what people needed”

Monday, March 5, 2018

Dalia Osama is one of three female architects at Al-Shoka neighbourhood in Rafah City, Gaza Strip, selected to redesign and restore the public garden in Al-Shoka as part of the UN Women and UN Habitat joint programme “Utilizing Digital Tools to Promote Human Rights and Create Inclusive Public Spaces in the Gaza Strip”. More

A garden for all—women and youth rebuild safe and inclusive spaces in Gaza

Friday, March 2, 2018

It took three female architects and a group of young people to rebuild the only public garden in Al-Shoka, since it was destroyed during the 2014 conflict. The architects sought feedback from the community to design the inclusive space, and for the first time, women and youth feel safe and excited about using the public garden. More

Call for Proposals "Protecting Vulnerable Women in Gaza"

Friday, March 2, 2018

UN Women Palestine Office is launching a new call for proposals under the UN Women project “Protection, Response and Preparedness to Address Needs of Displaced and Vulnerable Women in Gaza.” More

UN Women Releases the First Study Revealing Palestinian Men’s Attitudes toward Gender Equality and Two Campaigns Inviting Men to support Women as Equal Partners in the Home and the Workplace

Sunday, February 25, 2018

What does it mean to be a man in the Middle East and North Africa today? How do Palestinian men and women view masculinities, and men’s roles in public and private life - and where do those attitudes come from? Responding to the lack of concrete data gathered on these issues, UN Women and its partners conducted the first multi-country study in the Middle East and North Africa, to better understand men and women’s perspectives on gender roles. The findings of the Palestinian portion... More

From where I stand: “Empowerment begins with knowing your labour rights”

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ayk Sbaihat is a volunteer lawyer at the Reconciliation Unit within the Kannanyat for Development and Studies Center (Kannanyat) in Jenin, Palestine. More

16 Days Campaign Closing Event Takes Place in Gaza Calling for Urgent Attention to the Most Marginalized

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The closing event of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign organized by UN Women Palestine Office took place on 10 December in Gaza, gathering more than 130 participants from UN agencies, INGOs and civil society organizations working on ending violence against women and girls in the midst of on-going humanitarian crisis in Gaza. More

The Italian Government and UN Women sign an agreement to support women’s economic empowerment in Palestine

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Italian Government and UN Women signed an agreement for a new programme to promote women’s equal access to economic opportunities and decent work in Palestine. The one-year programme aims to enhance women’s economic empowerment in Palestine through promoting women’s equal access to decent work opportunities. More

In the words of Jana Mustafa: “Disability should not stop anyone from starting over”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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. More

Standing up for survivors in the Shari’a court every day: Ayah al-Wakil is determined to leave no woman behind

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ayah al-Wakil is a lawyer working at the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) in Gaza Strip. Going to the Shari'a court every day to file cases on behalf of survivors of violence has been her morning routine since 2015. In November 2015, she was selected as one of the four female lawyers for a training with the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, supported by the UN Women/UNDP joint programme, to defend women's rights at the Shari'a court. More

Palestinian Judges Visit Morocco to Widen Perspectives on VAW Specialized Judicial Services

Monday, October 16, 2017

14 Palestinian judges went on to a Study Tour to Morocco organized by UN Women Palestine Office on 9-12 October 2017. The four-day trip was the first Study Tour of its kind in Palestine that targeted VAW judges and aimed to expose Palestinian judges to best practices and experience of another Arab country with a progressive approach in dealing with violence cases against women. More

UN’s Open Day Event Puts Women in the Center of Peace and Security Agenda in Palestine

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A regional meeting on advancing the implementation of National Action Plans on UNSCR 1325 took place in Amman on 22-23 August (Photo: Sana Dmoor) “This is the first time leading women rights organizations in the region gather and benefit from the experiences of neighboring countries, and draw on future directions together,” all participants said with one voice at a recently held meeting organized by UN Women Palestine in Amman, funded by the European Union.  The two-day... More

Coverage: UN Secretary-General visits One Stop Centre in Palestine to meet survivors of violence

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrives at the One Stop Centre for survivors of violence in Ramallah, Palestine. Photo: UN Photo/Ahed Izhiman On his first mission to Israel and Palestine in his capacity as UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres visited the One Stop Centre in Palestine on Tuesday morning, 29 September 2017. Established in April 2017 in Ramallah, the central town of West Bank, the One Stop Centre is a unique facility that provides... More

In Palestine’s first One Stop Centre, women survivors of violence feel safe, protected and empowered

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

For the fight to end violence against women to be effective, the judiciary has a key role to play. Building on its work with Palestinian police, prosecutors and lawyers towards specialization on violence against women cases, UN Women organized with the High Judicial Council a 3-day expert group meeting on adjudication of violence against women cases. Palestinian judges and judges from the region explain why specialization is needed. More

Women’s Rights Organizations from Six Arab Countries Call for Joint Advocacy Efforts on Women Peace and Security

Friday, August 25, 2017

A regional meeting on advancing the implementation of National Action Plans on UNSCR 1325 took place in Amman on 22-23 August (Photo: Sana Dmoor) “This is the first time leading women rights organizations in the region gather and benefit from the experiences of neighboring countries, and draw on future directions together,” all participants said with one voice at a recently held meeting organized by UN Women Palestine in Amman, funded by the European Union.  The two-day... More

UN Women response to naming of a community centre in Burqa village in the occupied West Bank

Friday, May 26, 2017

UN Women supported the rehabilitation of a community building in Burqa last year but has had no role in the naming or any other activity related to the Centre since the completion of the project was at the end of 2016. The UN Women logo in the recent inauguration event was used without any prior authorization from the UN. UN Women is asking the community Centre, with immediate effect, to withdraw the UN Women logo from all public material, and not to use its logo for any events or... More

UN Women response to naming of a community Centre in Burqa village in the occupied West Bank

Friday, May 26, 2017

UN Women supported the rehabilitation of a community building in Burqa last year but has had no role in the naming or any other activity related to the Centre since the completion of the project was at the end of 2016. The UN Women logo in the recent inauguration event was used without any prior authorization from the UN. UN Women is asking the community centre, with immediate effect, to withdraw the UN Women logo from all public material, and not to use its logo for any events or... More

A path towards justice: judges' perspectives on VAW cases

Monday, March 13, 2017

For the fight to end violence against women to be effective, the judiciary has a key role to play. Building on its work with Palestinian police, prosecutors and lawyers towards specialization on violence against women cases, UN Women organized with the High Judicial Council a 3-day expert group meeting on adjudication of violence against women cases. Palestinian judges and judges from the region explain why specialization is needed. More

Working with judges to improve outcomes for women in Sharia courts

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

UN Women and Musawah organised a meeting with Palestinian sharia judges and international experts to discuss new directions in Islamic legal thought and opportunities to respond to needs of women in the Shari'a courts. In Palestine, the Shari’a court deals with family matters which have significant and disproportionate impacts on women’s lives. More

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