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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.
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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,
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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.”
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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.
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Reem El-Dabbagh has been working on developing a web application which provides various online services for survivors of violence in Gaza,
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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
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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.
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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”.
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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.
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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.”
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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...
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Ayk Sbaihat is a volunteer lawyer at the Reconciliation Unit within the Kannanyat for Development and Studies Center (Kannanyat) in Jenin, Palestine.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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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For the fight to end violence against women to be effective, the judiciary has a key role to play. Building on its work with Palestinian police, prosecutors and lawyers towards specialization on violence against women cases, UN Women organized with the High Judicial Council a 3-day expert group meeting on adjudication of violence against women cases. Palestinian judges and judges from the region explain why specialization is needed.