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Take five: “Youth have a great role to play in preventing violence and we can work to promote gender justice”

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Amani Aruri, Advocacy Team Leader at Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling. Photo: UN Women/ Emad Karim Amani Aruri, a Palestinian national, currently serves as Advocacy Team Leader at the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling , in Ramallah, Palestine. She was elected to the Youth Local Council of Eastern Bani Zaid and served as the Ambassador of the Leaders for Democracy Programme in Palestine. During the October 2018 Women, Peace and Security Week in New York,...

From where I stand: “I am the living proof of what you can do if you don’t give up hope”

Monday, June 17, 2019

Narjis Mohaisen lost her eyesight at the age of 13, but didn’t give up her studies. After graduating from university, through UN Women’s Cash for Work project in Palestine supported by the Government of Japan, she has discovered ways to support students with disabilities pursue their dreams.

Call for Proposals “Men and Women for Gender Equality- Phase II”

Monday, June 10, 2019

UN Women is launching a new call for proposals for interested non-governmental organizations, under the regional programme “Men and Women for Gender Equality-Phase II (Selection of an umbrella organization).”

Call for Proposals “HAYA – Eliminating Violence Against Women”

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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.”

Call for Proposals “Men and Women for Gender Equality- Phase II”

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

UN Women is launching a new call for proposals for interested non-governmental organizations, under the regional programme “Men and Women for Gender Equality-Phase II (Selection of an umbrella organization).”

Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access & Protection in Crisis Response (LEAP) – Palestine

Monday, April 1, 2019

UN Women is launching a new call for proposals for interested non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and registered community-based organisations under the UN Women project Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access & Protection in Crisis Response (LEAP) – Palestine.

Call for Proposals “HAYA – Eliminating Violence Against Women”

Monday, April 1, 2019

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.”

Press Release: Palestine Exchange Joins the Ring the Bell Initiative to Promote Gender Equality in Private Sector

Monday, March 11, 2019

To mark the International Women’s Day, Palestine Exchange, in partnership with UN Women and International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Palestine Capital Market Authority, organized the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” ceremony in Ramallah, for the first time Palestine.

My Rights, Our Power: A Joint Campaign Launched in Palestine to Raise Awareness on Women’s Fundamental Human Rights

Friday, March 1, 2019

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (8 March), a week-long joint campaign “My Rights, Our Power” was launched today in Palestine to raise awareness on women’s fundamental human rights. The joint effort, with participation from over 30 national and international partners from civil society organizations, media outlets, and international development agencies, targets youth, women, and men in various geographic areas in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza to promote women’s human rights in Palestine.

Press Release: Sweden partners with UN Women and ILO to Promote Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The UN, EU, and international development partners together launch the #HearMeToo: Voices against Violence, the 16 Days of Activism joint campaign in Palestine, today to raise our voices against violence against women and girls.

Orange Lighting and Cultural Activities in Ramallah Conclude 16 Days of Activism Joint Campaign in Palestine

Monday, December 10, 2018

The 16 Days of Activism joint campaign in Palestine "#HearMeToo: Voices against Violence" completed its 16-day journey today with the orange lighting of the Ramallah Municipality and its dancing fountain, as well as two cultural activities.

Canada-funded Haya joint programme commemorates 16 Days of Activism with women survivors of violence, Bashar Murad, and DAM

Thursday, December 6, 2018

To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, the Representative Office of Canada to the Palestinian Authority and UN Women organized a 16 Days of Activism event in Ramallah today, inviting women survivors of violence, singer Bashar Murad, and hip hop group DAM, as part of the Haya: Eliminating Violence against Women joint programme launched in May this year.

Joint Statement: The UN, EU, and International Development Partners Raise Their Voices against Gender-based Violence in Palestine

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The UN, EU, and international development partners together launch the #HearMeToo: Voices against Violence, the 16 Days of Activism joint campaign in Palestine, today to raise our voices against violence against women and girls.

From where I stand: “I went back to university to pursue my degree in Gender Studies; I am the only male student in the class”

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Imad Natour is a Palestinian police officer who has been supporting survivors of violence in Palestine.

Press Release: UNDP, UN Women and UNICEF Launch Sawasya II Joint Rule of Law Programme in Palestine

Thursday, September 20, 2018

UNDP, UN Women and UNICEF Launch Sawasya II Joint Programme to promote Rule of Law in Palestine that respects, protects, and fulfills human rights, gender equality, and promotes peace and security.

For women in Gaza, having their own income is key to changing power dynamics at home

Thursday, July 12, 2018

UN Women is piloting a food business incubator providing skills training and income-generating opportunities to five women who are survivors of domestic violence in Gaza.

Healing from trauma in conflict-affected Gaza

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

There are 1.9 million people living in Gaza and 72 per cent of them are refugees. Samia Asaf and her family have lived as refugees across three generations now. After a devastating injury, Asaf found her bearings through a UN Women-supported programme. Today she is an inspiration to many others.

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Italian Development Cooperation, UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) today launched a new programme, “Promoting Women’s Equal Access to Economic Opportunities and Decent Work in Palestine” (The Decent Work for Women Programme) in Ramallah,

Call for Proposals "Decent Work Opportunities for Women"

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

UN Women is launching a new call for proposals for interested non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and registered community-based organisations under a new programme “Promoting Women’s Equal Access to Economic Opportunities and Decent Work in Palestine.”

Press Release: Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Government of Canada Launch a Flagship Programme to Eliminate Violence Against Women in the West Bank and Gaza

Monday, May 7, 2018

In an official ceremony today, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and the Government of Canada launched a new flagship programme, “HAYA: Eliminating Violence Against Women in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (2018 – 2022)” along with four partner UN agencies, UN Women, UNFPA, UN Habitat, and UNODC.

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