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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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The second study report of UN Women-supported series on women’s access to justice in Palestine presents the unique challenges faced by Palestinian women in East Jerusalem to access justice and the realization of their political, socio-economical, legal and cultural rights.
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Since 2013, UN Women and the Attorney General Office have been working together to strengthen investigation and litigation of violence against women cases.
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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 impact story offers a quick glance at UN Women's intervention strategy and impact on women and children victims and survivors of violence when addressing the police for protection and justice.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.