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Two birds with one stone: UN Women helps vulnerable women find jobs in the battle against COVID-19

Friday, July 2, 2021

UN Women-supported project aims to reinforce women’s leadership and participation in emergency response, including COVID-19, and equitable recovery. It is part of a larger programme on “Advancing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in Palestine.” Funded by Norway, this project aims at supporting the Palestinian institutions and civil society in implementing a National Action Plan (NAP) on UN Security Council Resolution 1325, and increasing women’s participation in emergency response and post-conflict recovery.

OPINION: How Gaza’s war rubble removal can make way for gender equality by Heba Zayyan

Thursday, June 17, 2021

After every round of violence comes the refrain of not wishing to return to Gaza’s “business as usual”. Yet, when the dust settles and post-conflict flurry of interest dissipates, Gazans always return to their harsh status quo: a stifling blockade, underdevelopment and unemployment, to name but a few. Each of these chronic problems are lived by women, men, girls and boys differently.

In the words of Jafra Nasser: “Working and raising my kids on my own in Gaza was arduous, but doing so under bombardment is indescribable”

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Jafra Nasser, 28, lives with her daughter Leen and son Omar, three and two years old respectively, in the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. She has a degree in nursing and works at the Ministry of Health. Unable to find a job in the Strip, her husband, a doctor, left for Germany three years ago and has been receiving training and hospital experience, in the hope of finding a job and filing for family reunification soon. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, he has not been able to return to see his family.

In the words of Salwa Iskafi: “We are in constant fear of being forced out of our home”

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Salwa Iskafi, 62, has been living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem since 1976. Along with other families who have been living in Sheikh Jarrah for decades, Salwa and her family are at risk of losing their home to Jewish settlers after an Israeli court ordered their eviction.

Press release: Palestine moves forward in promoting women’s participation in peace and security

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Under the auspices of H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh and to mark the 20th anniversary of United Nation Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR1325) on Women, Peace and Security, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, in partnership with UN Women, presented Palestine’s second National Action Plan (NAP) to implement UNSCR1325 and further consolidate women’s participation in decision-making and peacebuilding.

In the run-up to the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, UN Women hosted a high-level dialogue on women, peace and security in Palestine

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

On 9 July 2020, UN Women and the General Union of Palestinian Women held a virtual ‘Open Day’ on Women, Peace and Security in Palestine. The event, held for the fifth time in ten years, provided a platform for Palestinian women civil society leaders, senior government and UN officials to discuss the challenges in implementing the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in Palestine twenty years after its adoption. The event was generously funded by the Government of Norway through the programme ‘Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Palestine.’

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...

Women’s Rights Organizations from Six Arab Countries Call for Joint Advocacy Efforts on Women Peace and Security

Friday, August 25, 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...

Joint statement on the passing of Maha Abu Dayyeh

Friday, January 16, 2015

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, and Radhika Coomaraswamy, lead author of the Global Study on Implementation of Security Council resolution 1325. "It is with great sadness and regret that we learn of the passing away of Ms. Maha Abu-Dayyeh (24 August 1951 – 9 January 2015), a leading Palestinian women’s rights activist and a valued member of the United Nations High-Level Advisory Group of the Global Study on implementation of Security Council resolution 1325..."

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