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Press release: UN Women Palestine announces the youth members of the Gender Innovation Agora- Palestine (GIA)- Palestine Chapter

Sunday, January 10, 2021

UN Women Palestine announced the first cohort of Gender Innovation Agora (GIA) a consultative forum and platform for regular dialogue and advocacy around gender with youth in Palestine. 31 young leaders from Palestine were selected for their leadership and demonstrated contribution to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Preventing violence through education in the West Bank

Monday, December 7, 2020

A teacher works with students in a school in Ramallah, West Bank before the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: HAYA Joint Programme/Samar Hazboun Violence inflicts harm on women, girls, men, and boys of all ages throughout the world. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls has intensified and violence against school children in and outside the home is no exception. According to a survey by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

Helping survivors of violence seek justice through forensic science in the West Bank

Monday, December 7, 2020

A vital pillar in the justice and security system, the sole forensic science laboratory in the West Bank seeks justice for survivors of violence. UNODC through the HAYA Joint Programme, is training laboratory technicians to help increase the likelihood of identifying perpetrators of violence and holding them accountable.

A female inmate’s journey towards reintegration amidst COVID-19 in Palestine

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The provision of mental health and reintegration support services for women in detention is critical to ensuring their rehabilitation. A joint programme by UN Women, UNDP and UNICEF in Palestine is supporting such interventions in a manner that empowers women and make them able to cope with new challenges -such as the COVID-19 crisis- in constructive and positive ways. In addition to receiving psychosocial support, female inmates like Nada are learning new crafts such as mosaic, embroidery...

In Gaza, helping mothers reunite with children separated by the COVID-19 lockdown

Monday, July 13, 2020

The COVID-19 lockdown in Palestine left many women with no legal backing to secure child visitation and custody rights. Former partners took advantage of the legal paralysis to prevent mothers from seeing their children or to stop sending alimony. A joint programme by UN Women, UNDP and UNICEF has trained lawyers and provided free legal aid for 371 Palestinian women.

New report from UN Women brings forth voices of Palestinian women under COVID-19 lockdown

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Early into the COVID-19 crisis, UN Women, in partnership with Arab World for Research and Development, conducted in-depth interviews with Palestinian women in the West Bank and Gaza for a new study that sheds new light on the situation and needs of Palestinian women and girls.

Press Release: COVID-19 risks creating and exacerbating women’s vulnerabilities and gender inequalities in Palestine, warns UN Women

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Unless gender is integrated into national and institutional efforts to combat COVID-19 in Palestine, the pandemic’s socio-economic impact would aggravate gender inequalities and women’s vulnerabilities, according to a new gender analysis by UN Women.

Call for Proposals for Local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Call for Proposal for Responsible Parties (For Civil Society Organizations- CSOs)

Call for Proposal for Responsible Parties (For Civil Society Organizations- CSOs)

Monday, March 9, 2020

Call for Proposal for Responsible Parties (For Civil Society Organizations- CSOs)

Call for Proposal for Responsible Parties (For Civil Society Organizations- CSOs)

Monday, March 9, 2020

Call for Proposal for Responsible Parties (For Civil Society Organizations- CSOs)

Joint Statement on the Incident at An Najah University during Ashtar Theatre Performance

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The closing event organizers of the “Together Against Violence” joint campaign strongly condemn any actions that undermine the dignity and rights of women and girls. Every artist, woman and man alike, is entitled to freedom, including freedom of artistic expression without censorship and should not be subject to any types of gender-based violence.

Joint Statement on the Incident at An Najah University during Ashtar Theatre Performance

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A 16-day joint campaign “Together Against Violence” was launched today, calling for prompt adoption of the Family Protection Bill and better access to services for gender-based violence (GBV) survivors. The campaign gathered a record-high of 68 national and international partners, which will roll out more than 100 coordinated activities throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

The men who are standing tall against early marriages in the Gaza Strip

Friday, December 6, 2019

After taking part in UN Women’s Regional Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, men and boys have become change makers to promote gender equality and challenge the tradition of early marriage.

Newly Launched “Together Against Violence” Joint Campaign Demands Prompt Adoption of Family Protection Bill and Better Access to Services for Gender-Based Violence Survivors in Palestine

Monday, November 25, 2019

A 16-day joint campaign “Together Against Violence” was launched today, calling for prompt adoption of the Family Protection Bill and better access to services for gender-based violence (GBV) survivors. The campaign gathered a record-high of 68 national and international partners, which will roll out more than 100 coordinated activities throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

One-Day Sports Event in Palestine Calls for Girls and Boys to Celebrate Generation Equality through Sports

Saturday, November 2, 2019

To mark the International Women’s Day, Palestine Exchange, in partnership with UN Women and International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Palestine Capital Market Authority, organized the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” ceremony in Ramallah, for the first time Palestine.

Under the HAYA Joint Programme, UN Women and UNOPS partner to support high-quality gender-based violence shelters to Palestinian women and girls

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

To mark the International Women’s Day, Palestine Exchange, in partnership with UN Women and International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Palestine Capital Market Authority, organized the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” ceremony in Ramallah, for the first time Palestine.

Call for Proposals For Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund

Friday, October 11, 2019

Call for Proposals For Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund

Call for Proposals For NGOs, Academic Institutions and Registered Community Based Organizations “Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Palestine”

Friday, October 4, 2019

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.”

Hanaa' Rajeh Al Farajeen: Building a better future for Bedouin women and girls

Monday, August 19, 2019

My name is Hanaa' Rajeh Al Farajeen. I live in one of the Bedouin communities in Hebron. I am a manager in a kindergarten and a member of the Bedouin Women’s Protection Committee in our community, established to support various needs of women and girls in Bedouin communities.

Zinat Hmaidya: Helping bereaved women in Gaza

Monday, August 19, 2019

After my son died, I isolated myself from everything. I felt like my life had stopped. However, I finally decided to seek help from a women’s organization in Gaza. After I participated in their self-help network where a group of women who experienced bereavement supported each other, I slowly get back to my life. Now I am a stronger woman. After my condition improved, I provide support to other bereaved women fighting grief and depression.

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