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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.

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.

From where I stand: “I am the living proof of what you can do if you don’t give up hope”

Monday, June 17, 2019

Narjis Mohaisen lost her eyesight at the age of 13, but didn’t give up her studies. After graduating from university, through UN Women’s Cash for Work project in Palestine supported by the Government of Japan, she has discovered ways to support students with disabilities pursue their dreams.

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.”

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.

Women Entrepreneurs: Khawla H. Al-Khateeb

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The journey of Khawla H. Al-Khateeb, a beneficiary of the One-Stop-Shop for Sustainable Development, who from small job opportunities to make ends meet established "Palestinian Women", her own and successful embroidery business in Bethlehem.

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.

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.

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.

Palestinian Women: Bread Makers, Bread-Winners

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It is 6.30 a.m. in the West Bank, part of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), and Istethkar Abdelkarim has already been working for two hours. And yet she couldn't be happier.

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