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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

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Judges from Palestine and the region seek ways to improve adjudication of violence against women cases

Monday, October 10, 2016

Starting point of UN Women and High Judicial Council’s partnership in Palestine towards the specialization of judges on family violence, UN Women organised a 3-day Expert Group Meeting with judges from Palestine, the MENA region and farther abroad on adjudication of violence against women cases. More

First international seminar on gender-based violence in the humanitarian context of the Gaza Strip

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Recognizing the significant efforts made in the past years to respond to gender-based violence in Gaza, but the amount of needs to be addressed yet, UN Women organised on 21st and 22nd September. the first international seminar in Gaza on gender-based violence to discuss prevention, response and coordination More

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