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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

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

Promoting Equality and Diversity to Better Serve Palestinians

Monday, November 9, 2015

How to attract and retain women was at the centre of the discussions of the workshop for the development of the PCP gender strategy beginning of November. With 300 females in its rank out of a total of 8,000 staff, representation of women in the police force continues to remain low and far below international average. More

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