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As of today, and under this year’s theme of ‘Protection is a Path not a Slogan’, local and international partners in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza launched the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign in Palestine. Along with raising awareness on violence against women and girls, the campaign calls for action and advocacy both locally and globally for the elimination and prevention of violence through knowledge exchange and innovation.
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On 16 and 17 November, UN Women Palestine held its annual Open Day on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), in partnership with the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW), and with generous funding from the Government of Norway. The Open Day dialogue brought together women and youth leaders from leading civil society and feminist organizations- in the West Bank including from East Jerusalem and Gaza- with United Nations representatives, member states and international organizations, as well as international distinguished speakers and Palestinian women from the diaspora.
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Asma’ Sweirky, a 29-year-old entrepreneur from Gaza, holds a master’s degree in Chemistry, and the founder and owner of “Asala for vinegar products”. She employs a number of women, who are the main breadwinners of their families, and who come from low-income background, widows, divorced and survivors of violence.
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Journalists and media university graduates in the West Bank follow gender standards for language and content in media reporting, after participating in training by UNODC through the HAYA Joint Programme, funded by the Government of Canada.
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One father’s story of transformation as he becomes a role model and leader in his community, after participating in awareness raising activities by the Sharek Youth Forum with UN Women through the HAYA Joint Programme, funded by the Government of Canada.
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With the aim of raising awareness on the essential services package available to support victims and survivors of gender-based violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the HAYA Joint Programme launched the new media campaign “Our Services” at the end of June 2022.
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Zainab Al-Qolaq, a fine art artist, was a 22-year-old university student of English literature when she lost 22 members of her family, including her mother and three of her siblings, in an Israeli airstrike on her home in Gaza City. Through a series of paintings, she made afterward, Zainab tells her story and the moments she lived.
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In April 2022, the Government of Japan granted UN Women Palestine one million dollars for a one-year project to support women and girls in Gaza. The project attributes a special focus on supporting the resilience of women and girls affected by the May 2021 Escalation/Conflict in Gaza. Over 53 thousand beneficiaries are expected to benefit from this project, directly and in directly, in the span of a 12-month cycle.
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UN Women Palestine, alongside the State of Palestine represented by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Government of Norway, and the United Nations Development Programme, co-sponsored a virtual side-event at the Sixty-Sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) entitled “Climate Change in the Framework of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPS) in the State of Palestine”. The event was organized in partnership with the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW).
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To mark the International Women’s Day (IWD), Palestine Exchange (PEX), in partnership with UN Women, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Palestinian Capital Market Authority (PCMA), organized the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” virtual ceremony for the fourth time in Palestine, within the IWD theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, with a high level and wide range participation of national stakeholders.
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Women survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) are empowered through violence awareness and survivor sessions by PWWSD in partnership with UN Women through the HAYA Joint Programme.
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Thanks to the HAYA Joint Programme both students and parents had a chance to familiarize themselves with concepts of gender equality to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV). Teachers and school counsellors say that they have a better understanding of how to prevent and respond to violence in their schools due to interventions carried out through the joint programme, in partnership with UNFPA, the Ministry of Education and NGO Juzoor for Social Health and Development.
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On 9 December 2021, the Government of Norway and UN Women Palestine established AWAN (‘Now’ in Arabic), the Phase II of their programme aimed at supporting the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in Palestine, through a generous contribution from Norway of NOK 9 million.
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Survivors and victims of violence are more knowledgeable and aware of multi-sectoral quality gender-based violence services as well as ensuring access and quality of these services, through interventions by UNODC through the HAYA Joint Programme. At the Family Protection Unit, officers offer support to victims of gender-based violence, West Bank. Photo ©HAYA Joint Programme/Samar Hazboun “At first, I had a strong and nervous reaction to what was happening, and I was not able...
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PACES and UN Women Palestine held a “Fun and Sports Day” event to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, which was held in the Majid Asaad Hall in Al-Bireh - Palestine.
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The Cologne Mobile Exhibition arrived at its last destination in Beit Hanon-Al Ataa’ Charitable Society on Friday 10 December 2021 to conclude its 16-day tour of various Palestinian towns and villages that kicked off on 25 November 2021 in the West Bank of Sabastiya, near Nablus.
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As part of the launch ceremony of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Against Women and Girls, a mobile exhibition titled “Cologne Mobile Exhibition” was opened on Thursday 25 November in the West Bank town of Sabastiya.
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Through the HAYA Joint Programme funded by the Government of Canada, UN-Habitat, in close cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Local Government, Khan Younis Municipality, and the Palestinian Housing Council, inaugurated a new safe, inclusive, and accessible public space entitled the “Haya Promenade” for women, girls, and families in Khan Younis.
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Partners to the joint programme “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine” gathered for the third Regional High-level Strategic Coordination Committee meeting to discuss its progress in addressing structural issues related to women’s economic empowerment and access to decent jobs.
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In partnership with the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW), and with support from the Government of Norway, UN Women Palestine held its annual Open Day on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in the period 20-21 October 2021 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of UN Security Resolution 1325 and reiterate calls to promote Palestinian women’s role in peace and security.