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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.
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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.
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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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A two-page fact sheet providing an overview of UN Women Palestine office's “Women’s Economic Empowerment through Decent Work”.
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A two-page fact sheet providing an overview of UN Women Palestine office's “Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response”.
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A two-page fact sheet providing an overview of UN Women Palestine office's “Ending Violence against Women in Palestine”.
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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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In the oPt and around the world, there is an increasing recognition amongst humanitarian actors of the urgency to ensure that the different needs of women, girls, men and boys are taken into account and included in all humanitarian assistance (design, planning, implementation and monitoring). Failure to do so hampers an effective humanitarian response and may put beneficiaries’ lives at risk1. According to IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action2, integrating gender equality also reinforces a human rights-based approach to humanitarian action which improves programming by respecting and protecting the universally recognized rights and dignities of every individual as a human being. Incorporating gender equality in humanitarian action therefore enhances the impact of humanitarian strategies and interventions.
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This document is an assessment of ‘Protection, Response and Preparedness to Address Needs of Displaced and Vulnerable Women in Gaza', funded by Japan. The findings of the assessment are that the Cash for Work intervention was assessed to be highly relevant and to have achieved its objectives. The women beneficiaries clearly appreciated the cash for work opportunities, the elevated social status they gained, the level of autonomy and the additional freedom to make their own decisions regarding household expenditure.
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The major drivers of humanitarian vulnerability in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) remain unchanged.
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This manual, which is closely associated with the Palestinian Referral System, is an illustrative and guiding tool for staff and workers to lead the reintegration process of women and girls victims/survivors back into the community. The roles and duties of the different partners are based on the referral mechanisms adopted in the Referral System document. Therefore, the Palestinian Referral System is an essential document complement to the reintegration guidelines.
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This report is an in-depth, gender-based study designed to identify - and help voice - the needs and priorities of women living in areas under occupation and facing prolonged humanitarian crisis. The findings, conclusions and recommendations of the report are addressed to humanitarian, as well as development and political, actors to enable them to develop an informed humanitarian response that addresses the gender-differentiated impact of the Israeli Occupation on community members in general and women in particular.
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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 effectiveness of existing GBV interventions, as well as their problems and gaps cannot be addressed without understanding the Gaza context.This report is a first attempt to assess the achievements, continuing obstacles and gaps among the community of NGO providers in Gaza.
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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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This research report identify tools and approaches for the protection of Palestinian women’s human rights in the context of a prolonged military occupation in view of informing the work of humanitarian, human rights and development actors and strengthen the engagement of various stakeholders for the integration of women’s human rights in their mechanisms.
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Seminar report of the international seminar on Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the Gaza Strip held in September 2016.
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The Palestinian Basic Law emphasizes the contents of international instruments. Article (9) thereof provides that “Palestinians shall be equal before the law and the judiciary, without distinction”. Article (10) of the same law provides that basic human rights and liberties shall be protected and respected, and it calls on the Palestinian Authority to act immediately to accede to international declarations and instruments that protect human rights. In that vein, the government has announced its commitment to developing a comprehensive and complete system for social protection based on rights and ensuring a decent and dignified life for citizens, particularly the most disadvantaged and marginalized groups.
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The need to establish a space, where women victims of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory feel safe and have access to specialized services led to the establishment of the Mehwar Centre in 2008. This report is a tribute to the brave women agents of change, while illustrating the achievements of the Centre between 2008 and 2012, as well as the diversified efforts and collaboration that exist among its key partners.
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The Mehwar Centre opened its doors in February 2007 with the mission to address gender- based violence in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Since its opening, the centre has sheltered approximately 150 women and 40 children victims of violence.