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In 2000, the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) established the global agenda for mainstreaming gender in peace and security -the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. UNSCR 1325 has been followed by nine additional resolutions. These resolutions outline UN and state obligations related to the needs and priorities of women and girls affected by conflict as well as to ensure that peace is brokered in an inclusive and sustainable manner. In March 2021, The State of Palestine endorsed the second National Action Plan (PALNAP). The PALNAP identifies the priorities for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Palestine and is based on four pillars: 1) protection and prevention; 2) accountability; 3) participation; and 4) relief and recovery. UN Women organized an Open Day/High Level Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) from 19 to 20 October 2021 in Gaza City.
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When on 15 January 2021 Palestinian legislative elections were announced, the new year started out on a note of tentative hope. Palestinian women and youth who have had little to no opportunities in their lifetime to cast votes or run for office could not help but get energized. Just a few months later, by late May 2021, any optimism about the new year was gone. By this point, not only had elections been postponed indefinitely, but 256 people (23 girls, 43 boys, 40 women and 150 men) had been killed during the Israeli bombing of Gaza and dozens of families in Sheik Jarrah, Silwan and elsewhere continued to be at risk of imminent eviction from their homes.
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In April 2021, young Palestinian activist and journalist Muna el-Kurd caught the global attention when she started an international movement with the launch of the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah and tirelessly mobilized online support for families facing eviction from their homes in East Jerusalem. She addressed mainstream media and appeared in front of the UN Human Rights Commission. Other women as well took active part in Sheikh Jarrah’s residents’ meetings, attended hearing sessions at the Israeli courts, organized to keep a street presence in the neighbourhood and provided refreshments for solidarity activists. Meanwhile, Palestinian women journalists were at the frontline reporting the events, with reports of some of them enduring physical assault and arrest as a consequence.
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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.
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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
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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...
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These factsheets were produced as part of the Action Plan of the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) and the National Women's Coalition for the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in Palestine. The factsheets were based on a national report on violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic prepared by the GUPW and the CEDAW Coalition with support from UN Women.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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UN Women in cooperation with humanitarian sectors and clusters has developed a collection of women’s stories under blockade in Gaza. The stories aim to give a voice to women in Gaza who suffer the consequences of violence, poverty and limited access to services.
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The Overall objective of the Open Day 2017 on Women, Peace and Security in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt) was to identify progresses and outstanding issues related to the implementation of the recommendations of the Open Day organized in 2016, which entailed a collective and comprehensive presentation of Palestinian women’s needs and demands by the Palestinian women’s civil society, in line with the priority actions of the UNSCR 1325 National Action Plan (2017-2019).
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One of the first comprehensive report on the situation of Palestinian women, the report explores the status of Palestinian Women in 8 sector areas - Health, Education, Social services, labor and employment, women and assets, access to justice, political participation and access to the public sphere - from key trends and challenges to strategic opportunities and policies priorities.
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Several international instruments emphasize the right of women to political participation and access to decision-making positions. The Basic Law of Palestine, as well as other legislation, also emphasizes women’s right to political participation. Women’s participation in political life is important because it realizes democracy in society, contributes to higher development rates, and embodies complete citizenship rights for women. Women’s participation in political life depends upon social, political and cultural factors and, in the Palestinian case, the Israeli occupation, which hinders political practice for men and women.
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In its first issue, UN Women in Palestine Newsletter looks at the new developments at the Palestinian Civil Police Family Protection Units in combating family violence, reports on the visit of the Vice-Chair of the CEDAW Committee to Palestine, and discusses how to ensure that women's empowerment-related priorities are integrated in the national planning cycle.