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In the Jordan Valley, Bedouin women filmmakers tell their own stories

Friday, January 20, 2017

In a Bedouin community in the Jordan Valley, 16-year-old Firyal lives without reliable access to health or education and her family must bring in water to their hamlet by tractor and cistern.  Her community, which was declared a military zone by Israel, suffers from frequent displacement due to training exercises and nearby explosions that disturb livestock and threaten their livelihood, and now Firyal is planning to document their lives through a film. “It is harder to... More

UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities and EU Head of Cooperation Jerusalem engage in dialogue with Palestinian women and human rights organizations

Thursday, November 10, 2016

In a new Open Day event, Palestinian women's activists and representatives of human rights organizations conveyed their demands for peace and security to UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities and EU Head of Cooperation. More

The adoption of the NAP on UNSCR 1325 in Palestine: A milestone for Palestinian women and girls in working towards peace

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The adoption by the Government of Palestine of its first National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 sends a strong signal to Palestinian women and girls, recognizing their central role in advancing the peace and security agenda, as well as its own responsibility in responding to the differential impact of the conflict on their lives. More

Joint statement on the passing of Maha Abu Dayyeh

Friday, January 16, 2015

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, and Radhika Coomaraswamy, lead author of the Global Study on Implementation of Security Council resolution 1325. "It is with great sadness and regret that we learn of the passing away of Ms. Maha Abu-Dayyeh (24 August 1951 – 9 January 2015), a leading Palestinian women’s rights activist and a valued member of the United Nations High-Level Advisory Group of the Global Study on implementation of Security Council resolution 1325..." More

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