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2021 Gender Alert: A Multisectoral Gender Analysis to Inform the 2022 Humanitarian Programme Cycle in the oPt

Thursday, November 11, 2021

The May 2021 escalation of hostilities in Gaza and the COVID-19 pandemic have reinforced pressures facing women, girls, boys and men in the OPT. Women and girls are already disproportionately impacted by gender norms and pre-existing inequalities. This Gender Alert, produced thanks to funding from the Government of Norway, tackles such inequalities.

Gender-Sensitive Resilience Capacity Index: Gender-Responsive Management and Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Arab States Region: From Emergency Response to Recovery and Resilience - Palestine

Monday, October 4, 2021

Gender-Sensitive Resilience Capacity Index: Gender-Responsive Management and Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Arab States Region: From Emergency Response to Recovery and Resilience - Palestine

Guidance Note on Gender Responsive Cash and Voucher Assistance in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Guidance Note, produced through funding by the Government of Japan, includes practical tools and detailed recommendations to help stakeholders roll out high quality and gender-responsive CVA interventions.

Guidance note executive summary

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Gender and Wars in Gaza Untangled: What Past Wars Have Taught Us?

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Past Gaza wars provide valuable lessons on gender specific needs and vulnerabilities which should guide the humanitarian response to the current crisis in Gaza, according to a new analysis by UN Women.

Palestine Second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Monday, April 26, 2021

On 5 April 2021, with support from UN Women and the Government of Norway, Palestine adopted the second generation of the National Action Plan to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, consolidating its gender equality gains.

Impact of COVID-19 on pregnant and lactating women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Monday, March 1, 2021

There is no doubt that the impacts of natural disasters, armed conflicts, climate change, poverty, hunger and/or pandemics are differentiated by gender, age and different social circumstances that shape people’s vulnerability, resilience and coping mechanisms. Pregnant and lactating women have special needs linked to their nutritional status and the pregnancy and delivery outcomes. This policy brief produced through funding by the Government of Japan and the Strategic Partnership...

Clinical Management of Rape in the State of Palestine in the Framework of COVID-19

Monday, March 1, 2021

Clinical Management of Rape in the State of Palestine in the Framework of COVID-19

The Imperative of Mainstreaming Gender in Humanitarian Action in Palestine: Six Case Studies from Gaza

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Through six case studies from Gaza, this report illustrates the imperative of integrating gender into the understanding of the impact of the humanitarian situation on Palestinians in Gaza and in providing aid that is responsive to their distinct gendered circumstances and needs.

The Role of the Care Economy in Promoting Gender Equality

Friday, December 4, 2020

Women play an outsized role in the care economy in the Arab States, performing 4.7 times more unpaid care work than men – the highest female– to–male ratio anywhere in the world.

Two Years Later: The Gendered Impact of the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

This report assesses the gendered impact of the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip, with a particular focus on the direct and indirect impact on women and girls and their access to services. The report focuses on the types and impacts of victimization, gender roles and responsibilities, resources, participation and power, capacities and vulnerabilities, and assistance and services. It also provides a set of recommendations for humanitarian actors, governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations and international actors.

Gender Alert: Needs of Women, Girls, Boys and Men in Humanitarian Action in Palestine

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Gender Alert: Needs of Women, Girls, Boys and Men in Humanitarian Action in Palestine (2020) is developed to inform the 2021 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) . The Gender Alert provides robust multisectoral analysis with a focus on gender specific vulnerabilities. For the first time, the structure of the Gender Alert mirrors the structure of the HNO, in that it is divided into three sections, by consequences of the crisis, also called critical problems. Each section includes a thorough multisectoral analysis of vulnerable groups, which are the same identified vulnerable groups of the HNO.

Rapid Assessment on COVID-19 and Domestic and Family Violence Services across Palestine

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

This brief suggests that domestic violence has increased in Palestine due to the conditions created by the COVID 19 pandemic, which in most cases resulted in a lockdown of survivors of violence with their abusers. With families in lockdown, helplines are seeing a surge of cases requesting a multitude of services.

Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on the Access of Women Victims and Survivors of Violence to Justice and Security Services in Palestine

Thursday, May 14, 2020

This brief highlights emerging evidence of the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the access of women victims and survivors of violence to justice and security services in Palestine. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations, in order to ensure that perpetrators of violence against women are held accountable, and victims’ right to protection, remedy and reparation are maintained.

COVID-19: Gendered Impacts of the Pandemic in Palestine and Implications for Policy and Programming

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Based on preliminary data collection, surveys and meetings that UN Women had with more than 30 women-led organizations and woman leaders in the West Bank and Gaza, the report warns that the pandemic is expected to disproportionately affect women, create and exacerbate pre-existing gender-specific risks and vulnerabilities and widen inequalities.

Guidance Note on Women’s Rights During the COVID-19 Emergency

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

This guidance note ensures the full inclusion of women’s rights in all aspects of decision-making during the COVID-19 emergency and addresses gender-specific vulnerabilities to be undertaken by all relevant government institutions, in partnership with civil society and the private sector, so that the emergency situation does not exacerbate existing gender inequalities in Palestine.

Impact of COVID-19 on women-led MSME's in Palestine

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Women Palestine Office conducted a flash online survey on the impact of COVID-19 on women-led MSME's employing up to 95 employees. The online survey was administered between 17-27 March 2020. In total, 301 women entrepreneurs from the West Bank and Gaza responded to the survey. The infographic report shows a summary of 301 women respondents across Palestine.

Policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex. This policy brief explores how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and outlines suggested priority measures to accompany both the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts.

COVID-19 and ending violence against women and girls

Monday, April 6, 2020

This brief highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations, in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis, with examples of actions already taken.

Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Palestine

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A two-page fact sheet providing an overview of UN Women Palestine office's “Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Palestine”.

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