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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.

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.

Impact Stories on Ending Violence against Women - Specialised Prosecution

Friday, October 7, 2016

Since 2013, UN Women and the Attorney General Office have been working together to strengthen investigation and litigation of violence against women cases.

Access Denied: Palestinian Women's Access to Justice in the West Bank of the occupied Palestinian territory

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Where are women? Where is women's accessibility to "justice"? Are there possibilities for justice in the context of military occupation. The report delves into the spatio-temporal, socio-legal, political and economic factors and ideologies to uncover hidden abuses and analyze policies and practices that hinder women's ability to access the prevailing legal systems in the West Bank and enjoy their rights to a secure and dignified life.

Building Ties: Towards Integrated Strategic & Policies for Empowering Palestinian Women

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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.

UN Women in Palestine Newsletter 10

Thursday, June 19, 2014

In this issue, UN Women in Palestine newsletter highlights the integration of gender in post-disaster humanitarian response, from assessing the gender differentiated impact of crisis to increasing women’s organizations participation in humanitarian assistance and coordination. You can also read about our last programmes updates, including the development of an agro-biodiversity training manual targeting women farmers, our work with to the National Committee for Women’s Employment in finalizing its strategic action plan, or with the Ministry of Social Affairs to improve psychosocial response of social workers in dealing with women inmates.

UN Women in Palestine Newsletter 9

Friday, May 9, 2014

In this issue, UN Women in Palestine Newsletter discusses UN Women's support to the efforts of the Palestinian Government to implement its national commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment. You can also read about the last developments under UN Women programmes and projects in Palestine and a special interview with Lt. Colonel Wafa Muammar, the Head of the Family Protection Unit, on the FPU and her experience as a female office in the Palestinian Civil Police.

UN Women in Palestine Newsletter 8

Friday, April 11, 2014

This month, UN Women in Palestine Newsletter highlights the role of UN Women within the UN system in Palestine. We also report on the major issues discussed during the CSW58. Plus, you can read about the last updates on our programmes, notably in regard to our work with prosecutors and lawyers in bringing justice to women and girls survivors of violence.

Women's Access to Justice & Security (Fact Sheet)

Monday, April 7, 2014

In the State of Palestine, women and girls experience multi-layered forms of discrimination and violence due to both external factors such as the Israeli occupation, and internal factors such as tradition, religion, and normative-generated conservatism. Making the rule of law a reality for women poses challenges at every stage: from inadequate and gender-biased legal frameworks, to ineffective implementation of laws and constitutional guarantees; from lack of accountability/oversight systems to gender-blind budgets and infrastructures.

UN Women in Palestine Newsletter 7

Monday, March 10, 2014

This month, with the opening of the 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), UN Women in Palestine discusses the role of the CSW and its implications for women in Palestine and the Arab States. As Palestine starts its new planning cycle, you can also find out what UN Women does towards achieving gender-responsive plans and budgets. Plus, you can read about the new UNDP-UN Women joint programme to strengthen the rule of law, the up-coming grants scheme for women entrepreneurs, and our participation to the first Regional Arab States South-South Expo.

UN Women in Palestine Newsletter 6

Friday, February 7, 2014

In this issue, UN Women in Palestine Newsletter focuses on our work in Gaza to improve the response and assistance to the needs of Gazan women. Plus, you can also read about our last programmes updates, and more specifically this month, our work in building capacities of justice and security services in responding to women victims of violence.

UN Women in Palestine Newsletter 5

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

In the Issue 5 of UN Women in Palestine Newsletter, you can find out about our Access to Justice Programme and our role in enhancing protection and reintegration services, and supporting the Palestinian Authority and its institutions in building the capacity of police services, judiciary, social workers and civil advocates to ensure proper response to incidents of domestic violence. Plus, you can learn more about our last activities in our programmes.

Social Protection of Women: from Protection to Empowerment (Fact Sheet)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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.

Women & Economy (Fact Sheet)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The right to work is a fundamental human right enshrined in international conventions and treaties, as well as in local Palestinian laws. Women’s participation in the labour market is important for society – in addition to its role in empowering women and expanding their social and economic choices, women’s participation helps achieve satisfactory economic growth rates, reduce poverty and achieve the general goals of development.

UN Women in Palestine Newsletter 4

Friday, November 29, 2013

This month, UN Women in Palestine focuses more specifically on the Spring Forward Programme, one month after its official launch. You will learn more about innovation in crafts design and production for women’s economic empowerment and the work with political parties to empower women in elections. You can also find out about our last interventions and activities, from our trainings on HIV/AIDS for national stakeholders to the building of a restaurant or green houses as a new business opportunity for the women in the Jordan Valley.

UN Women in Palestine Newsletter 3

Thursday, October 31, 2013

In this issue, UN Women in Palestine Newsletter highlights the first visit of John Hendra, UN Women Deputy Director, to UN Women office in Palestine. We also discuss UN Women’s support to Palestinian ministries in the development of their strategies 2014-2016, the official launch of the Spring Forward programme, and our last activities in Gaza aimed to increase women’s involvement in peace and state-building processes.

UN Women in Palestine Newsletter 2

Monday, September 30, 2013

In this issue, UN Women in Palestine Newsletter looks at the gendered impact of humanitarian crisis and emerging needs, and the importance to bring gender equality dimensions into humanitarian programming, response, and assistance. You will also find out more about our new expert in gender mainstreaming, 5 new projects on women’s political empowerment, and the up-coming launch of the UN Women Spring Forward for Women Programme to support political and economic empowerment of women.

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