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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.

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”.

Women’s Economic Empowerment through Decent Work

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A two-page fact sheet providing an overview of UN Women Palestine office's “Women’s Economic Empowerment through Decent Work”.

Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A two-page fact sheet providing an overview of UN Women Palestine office's “Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response”.

Ending Violence against Women in Palestine

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A two-page fact sheet providing an overview of UN Women Palestine office's “Ending Violence against Women in Palestine”.

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

Sunday, September 1, 2019

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.

An Assessment of the Cash for Work Component of UN Women’s Project “Protection, Response and Preparedness to Address Needs of Displaced and Vulnerable Women in Gaza”

Friday, March 1, 2019

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.

Assessment of the Services of Anti-Violence Centres and Shelters In Palestine

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

This report assessed the services of all five centers/shelters (Mehwar Centre, Nablus Safe Home, the Jericho shelter, the Hayat Centre and Aman Centre (Safe Home) in Gaza) that offer anti violence services to women survivors of violence against women (VAW) in Palestine. The assessment includes the role of the National Government in institutionalizing the centers’ sheltering services and coordinating their services within the national strategies on eliminating violence against women.

Balancing Priorities: Lessons and Good Practices from Iraq, Jordan and Palestine for NAP-1325 Drafting Teams

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

UN Women has analysed the text of approved NAPs-WPS from Iraq, Jordan and Palestine, to highlight good practices and draw lessons from them. As other countries in the region are set to develop their own action plans, and NAP-WPS countries begin to develop a second generation of NAPs, this paper seeks to guide and inform the future NAPs-WPS in the region - to provide good practice on action oriented text to address the range of conflict related issues that affect women and girls.

Gender Alert: Needs of Women and Girls in Humanitarian Action in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The major drivers of humanitarian vulnerability in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) remain unchanged.

Guidelines for The Reintegration of Women Survivors of Violence in Palestine

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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.

This Week in Palestine - March 2018 Issue

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Through the partnership with This Week in Palestine magazine, UN Women, in collaboration with UNESCO and Norwegian Representative Office, published four articles to celebrate International Women's Day 2018.

Caught Up Between A Rock & A Hard Place: Occupation, Patriarchy And Gender Relations A Case Study Of Palestinian Women In Area C & H2

Thursday, March 1, 2018

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.

Understanding Masculinities: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) – Palestine

Monday, February 19, 2018

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in the MENA region has been designed and conducted to help fill the knowledge gap in research on men’s attitudes and practices in terms of their partner relationships and their perspectives on gender equality in four Arab States, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Palestine.

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