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UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities and EU Head of Cooperation Jerusalem engage in dialogue with Palestinian women and human rights organizations

Thursday, November 10, 2016

In a new Open Day event, Palestinian women's activists and representatives of human rights organizations conveyed their demands for peace and security to UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities and EU Head of Cooperation.

From where I stand: Raja Shahwan

Friday, November 4, 2016

Raja Shahwan, 40, participated in the “Spring Forward for Women” regional programme funded by the European Union and UN Women to promote the access and effective participation of marginalized women in economic and public life. Today Ms. Shahwan is employed full-time and an active member of the Women Local Committees in Gaza, Palestine, which help women participate in local governance and community activities.

Judges from Palestine and the region seek ways to improve adjudication of violence against women cases

Monday, October 10, 2016

Starting point of UN Women and High Judicial Council’s partnership in Palestine towards the specialization of judges on family violence, UN Women organised a 3-day Expert Group Meeting with judges from Palestine, the MENA region and farther abroad on adjudication of violence against women cases.

First international seminar on gender-based violence in the humanitarian context of the Gaza Strip

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Recognizing the significant efforts made in the past years to respond to gender-based violence in Gaza, but the amount of needs to be addressed yet, UN Women organised on 21st and 22nd September. the first international seminar in Gaza on gender-based violence to discuss prevention, response and coordination

The adoption of the NAP on UNSCR 1325 in Palestine: A milestone for Palestinian women and girls in working towards peace

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The adoption by the Government of Palestine of its first National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 sends a strong signal to Palestinian women and girls, recognizing their central role in advancing the peace and security agenda, as well as its own responsibility in responding to the differential impact of the conflict on their lives.

UN Women Programme Director concludes her first visit in the State of Palestine

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

In her first visit to UN Women Palestine Country Office, UN Women Director of the Programme Division, Mrs. Maria-Noel Vaeza reiterates UN Women's support to the Palestinian women and national partners to improve the status of Palestinian women and girls and the realization of their rights.

The Path to Justice for Palestinian Women

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The result of years of hard work by a group of committed advocates within government institutions and activists from civil society, critical steps in the justice chain are coming together in Palestine to guarantee access to justice to women and girls survivors of violence.

Press Release: UN Women and ILO kick-start training of private sector employees on the use of gender audit

Sunday, March 6, 2016

In the framework of their pilot intervention towards the private sector to enhance social responsibility of companies and promote increase participation of Palestinian women and equal opportunities in the labour force, UN Women and ILO conducted the first training on gender audit for employees of Bank of Palestine and BirZeit Pharmaceuticals Company.

Press Release: UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process consults with representatives of women’s organizations in Gaza on their participation in decision-making on peace and security issues

Monday, December 14, 2015

In the framework of the Open Days on Women, Peace and Security, representatives of women's organisations in Gaza met with Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, as well as Bo Schack, Director of UNRWA Operations iN Gaza, and Sabine Machl, UN Women Special Representative in Palestine, to discuss issues and challenges facing Palestinian women, and their participation in decision-making on peace and security issues.

Promoting Equality and Diversity to Better Serve Palestinians

Monday, November 9, 2015

How to attract and retain women was at the centre of the discussions of the workshop for the development of the PCP gender strategy beginning of November. With 300 females in its rank out of a total of 8,000 staff, representation of women in the police force continues to remain low and far below international average.

The Central Election Commission and UN Women sign an agreement to enhance women’s political participation

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Central Election Commission and UN Women entered in a new agreement to enhance Palestinian's women political participation.

Call for Proposals "One Stop Shop"

Saturday, May 2, 2015

UN Women is launching a new call for proposals for interested non-governmental organizations and firms for the design, development and running of the services of a One Stop Shop. Interested organizations or firms are invited to submit their proposal by Friday 15 May 2015.

Press release: New report from UN Women unveils far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality

Monday, April 27, 2015

A major report from UN Women, released today in seven locations globally, brings together human rights and economic policymaking to call for far-reaching changes to the global policy agenda that will transform economies and make women’s rights, and equality, a reality. It takes an in-depth look at what the economy would look like if it truly worked for women, for the benefit of all.

Rule of Law Programme: Call for proposals for Civil Society Organizations

Friday, April 17, 2015

UN Women Palestine Country Office launches a call for proposal for Civil Society Organizations engaged in research, monitoring, awareness and capacity development in the rule of law and community access to justice field in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in support to the implementation of the Rule of Law Joint Programme. Interested Civil Society Organizations have until Wednesday 6 May 2015 to submit their proposals.

PRESS RELEASE: Japan and UN Women partner to assist female victims of gender-based violence in Gaza

Friday, April 10, 2015

Aftermath of conflicts are often followed by increased incidence of sexual and gender based violence, resulting in more demand for specialised services. Humanitarian assistance must address this specific issue. Following the last conflict in Gaza, UN Women and Japan have entered a new partnership to support increased access of female victims of gender-based violence in Gaza to protection services, with a particular focus on internally displaced women and girls and those living in overcrowded households.

Palestinian Deputy Ministers take steps to accelerate progress toward gender equality

Friday, April 10, 2015

At the initiative of the Ministry of Women's Affairs and UN Women, 11 Palestinian Ministers and Deputy Ministers met on 22 and 23 March, to discuss the role and operationalization of Gender units in line ministries. The first of its kind, the high-level retreat sent a strong message to step up the role of Gender Units and translate the Palestinian Authority's commitments to gender equality into concrete actions.

Young Palestinians push for a gender-equal Constitution

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

More than 700 young Palestinians have received leadership and gender-sensitivity training and several have collectively drafted an alternative constitution that challenges the status quo.

Message of the Executive Director: We call on countries to “step it up” for gender equality

Monday, March 2, 2015

In 1995, at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, world leaders committed to a future where women are equal. One hundred and eighty nine countries and 4,000 civil society organizations, attended the conference. Women left Beijing with high hopes, with a well-defined path towards equality, and firm commitments at the highest level. Their hope was that we would see this by 2005. Today, not one single country has achieved equality. It is more urgent than ever that we define &ndash...

Joint statement on the passing of Maha Abu Dayyeh

Friday, January 16, 2015

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, and Radhika Coomaraswamy, lead author of the Global Study on Implementation of Security Council resolution 1325. "It is with great sadness and regret that we learn of the passing away of Ms. Maha Abu-Dayyeh (24 August 1951 – 9 January 2015), a leading Palestinian women’s rights activist and a valued member of the United Nations High-Level Advisory Group of the Global Study on implementation of Security Council resolution 1325..."

Leading the police service, ending violence against women her motto

Friday, November 21, 2014

Today, as head of the Palestinian Civil Police Family & Juvenile Protection Unit, Lieutenant Colonel Wafa Muammar is the highest-ranking female officer in the police, in spite of societal pressure to give up on her dream to serve the country through her work. Palestine, at just 17 per cent, has one of the lowest rates of female participation in the labour force globally. Muammar, a proud wife and mother of four, has had the courage to build a successful career in parallel, leading the way for other women in the police.

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