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For women in Gaza, having their own income is key to changing power dynamics at home

Thursday, July 12, 2018

UN Women is piloting a food business incubator providing skills training and income-generating opportunities to five women who are survivors of domestic violence in Gaza.

Healing from trauma in conflict-affected Gaza

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

There are 1.9 million people living in Gaza and 72 per cent of them are refugees. Samia Asaf and her family have lived as refugees across three generations now. After a devastating injury, Asaf found her bearings through a UN Women-supported programme. Today she is an inspiration to many others.

Press Release: The Government of Italy, UN Women, and ILO launch a half-a-million Euro initiative to provide equal and decent work opportunities for women in the West Bank and Gaza

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Italian Development Cooperation, UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) today launched a new programme, “Promoting Women’s Equal Access to Economic Opportunities and Decent Work in Palestine” (The Decent Work for Women Programme) in Ramallah,

Call for Proposals "Decent Work Opportunities for Women"

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

UN Women is launching a new call for proposals for interested non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and registered community-based organisations under a new programme “Promoting Women’s Equal Access to Economic Opportunities and Decent Work in Palestine.”

Press Release: Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Government of Canada Launch a Flagship Programme to Eliminate Violence Against Women in the West Bank and Gaza

Monday, May 7, 2018

In an official ceremony today, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and the Government of Canada launched a new flagship programme, “HAYA: Eliminating Violence Against Women in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (2018 – 2022)” along with four partner UN agencies, UN Women, UNFPA, UN Habitat, and UNODC.

From where I stand: “ICT empowers me to grow without limits”

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Reem El-Dabbagh has been working on developing a web application which provides various online services for survivors of violence in Gaza,

Call for Roster: Civil Society Organisations in the Field of Rule of Law, Justice, and Security

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Joint UNDP/UN Women/UNICEF Programme "Sawasya II:Promoting the Rule of law in (2018-2023)" is soliciting expressions of interest from experienced civil society organisations (CSOs) in the field of rule of law, human rights, gender equality and justice for children

Press Release: Japan Donates Half-a-Million USD to UN Women to Support Vulnerable Women in Gaza

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Government of Japan donated half-a-million US dollars to UN Women Palestine Office for a one-year project to improve the situations of women in Gaza. The project will provide specialized protection services and economic empowerment activities for almost 1,700 direct beneficiaries until April next year.

From where I stand: “I learned to see beyond a physical space – and see what people needed”

Monday, March 5, 2018

Dalia Osama is one of three female architects at Al-Shoka neighbourhood in Rafah City, Gaza Strip, selected to redesign and restore the public garden in Al-Shoka as part of the UN Women and UN Habitat joint programme “Utilizing Digital Tools to Promote Human Rights and Create Inclusive Public Spaces in the Gaza Strip”.

A garden for all—women and youth rebuild safe and inclusive spaces in Gaza

Friday, March 2, 2018

It took three female architects and a group of young people to rebuild the only public garden in Al-Shoka, since it was destroyed during the 2014 conflict. The architects sought feedback from the community to design the inclusive space, and for the first time, women and youth feel safe and excited about using the public garden.

Call for Proposals "Protecting Vulnerable Women in Gaza"

Friday, March 2, 2018

UN Women Palestine Office is launching a new call for proposals under the UN Women project “Protection, Response and Preparedness to Address Needs of Displaced and Vulnerable Women in Gaza.”

UN Women Releases the First Study Revealing Palestinian Men’s Attitudes toward Gender Equality and Two Campaigns Inviting Men to support Women as Equal Partners in the Home and the Workplace

Sunday, February 25, 2018

What does it mean to be a man in the Middle East and North Africa today? How do Palestinian men and women view masculinities, and men’s roles in public and private life - and where do those attitudes come from? Responding to the lack of concrete data gathered on these issues, UN Women and its partners conducted the first multi-country study in the Middle East and North Africa, to better understand men and women’s perspectives on gender roles. The findings of the Palestinian portion...

From where I stand: “Empowerment begins with knowing your labour rights”

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ayk Sbaihat is a volunteer lawyer at the Reconciliation Unit within the Kannanyat for Development and Studies Center (Kannanyat) in Jenin, Palestine.

16 Days Campaign Closing Event Takes Place in Gaza Calling for Urgent Attention to the Most Marginalized

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The closing event of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign organized by UN Women Palestine Office took place on 10 December in Gaza, gathering more than 130 participants from UN agencies, INGOs and civil society organizations working on ending violence against women and girls in the midst of on-going humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

The Italian Government and UN Women sign an agreement to support women’s economic empowerment in Palestine

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Italian Government and UN Women signed an agreement for a new programme to promote women’s equal access to economic opportunities and decent work in Palestine. The one-year programme aims to enhance women’s economic empowerment in Palestine through promoting women’s equal access to decent work opportunities.

In the words of Jana Mustafa: “Disability should not stop anyone from starting over”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jana Mustafa is a former employee of a local NGO and a survivor of violence. One day she hopes to open a small business to support her six-year-old son Jamal and prove that her disability is not an issue.

Standing up for survivors in the Shari’a court every day: Ayah al-Wakil is determined to leave no woman behind

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ayah al-Wakil is a lawyer working at the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) in Gaza Strip. Going to the Shari'a court every day to file cases on behalf of survivors of violence has been her morning routine since 2015. In November 2015, she was selected as one of the four female lawyers for a training with the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, supported by the UN Women/UNDP joint programme, to defend women's rights at the Shari'a court.

Palestinian Judges Visit Morocco to Widen Perspectives on VAW Specialized Judicial Services

Monday, October 16, 2017

14 Palestinian judges went on to a Study Tour to Morocco organized by UN Women Palestine Office on 9-12 October 2017. The four-day trip was the first Study Tour of its kind in Palestine that targeted VAW judges and aimed to expose Palestinian judges to best practices and experience of another Arab country with a progressive approach in dealing with violence cases against women.

UN’s Open Day Event Puts Women in the Center of Peace and Security Agenda in Palestine

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A regional meeting on advancing the implementation of National Action Plans on UNSCR 1325 took place in Amman on 22-23 August (Photo: Sana Dmoor) “This is the first time leading women rights organizations in the region gather and benefit from the experiences of neighboring countries, and draw on future directions together,” all participants said with one voice at a recently held meeting organized by UN Women Palestine in Amman, funded by the European Union.  The two-day...

Coverage: UN Secretary-General visits One Stop Centre in Palestine to meet survivors of violence

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrives at the One Stop Centre for survivors of violence in Ramallah, Palestine. Photo: UN Photo/Ahed Izhiman On his first mission to Israel and Palestine in his capacity as UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres visited the One Stop Centre in Palestine on Tuesday morning, 29 September 2017. Established in April 2017 in Ramallah, the central town of West Bank, the One Stop Centre is a unique facility that provides...

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