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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. More

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. More

Palestinian police take new steps to widen career opportunities for women in the police

Friday, February 24, 2017

The newly adopted Palestinian police gender strategy - also the first of its kind in the Arab States - tackles the issues of recruitment and retention of women in the police force. Beyond words on paper, read what it means in practice for women and men in the police. More

Press Release: Palestinian police present new tool to achieve gender equality in police structure and services

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Palestinian Civil Police officially launched its 5-year gender strategy - the first of its kind in the Arab States and in the Palestinian security sector. Supported by UN Women the strategy is the culmination of the past years' efforts of the Palestinian police to promote gender equality in the police and its services. More

Rule of Law Programme: Call for proposals for Civil Society Organizations

Friday, April 17, 2015

UN Women Palestine Country Office launches a call for proposal for Civil Society Organizations engaged in research, monitoring, awareness and capacity development in the rule of law and community access to justice field in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in support to the implementation of the Rule of Law Joint Programme. Interested Civil Society Organizations have until Wednesday 6 May 2015 to submit their proposals. More

PRESS RELEASE: Japan and UN Women partner to assist female victims of gender-based violence in Gaza

Friday, April 10, 2015

Aftermath of conflicts are often followed by increased incidence of sexual and gender based violence, resulting in more demand for specialised services. Humanitarian assistance must address this specific issue. Following the last conflict in Gaza, UN Women and Japan have entered a new partnership to support increased access of female victims of gender-based violence in Gaza to protection services, with a particular focus on internally displaced women and girls and those living in overcrowded households. More

Leading the police service, ending violence against women her motto

Friday, November 21, 2014

Today, as head of the Palestinian Civil Police Family & Juvenile Protection Unit, Lieutenant Colonel Wafa Muammar is the highest-ranking female officer in the police, in spite of societal pressure to give up on her dream to serve the country through her work. Palestine, at just 17 per cent, has one of the lowest rates of female participation in the labour force globally. Muammar, a proud wife and mother of four, has had the courage to build a successful career in parallel, leading the way for other women in the police. More

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