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Press Release: Palestinian police present new tool to achieve gender equality in police structure and services

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Palestinian Civil Police officially launched its 5-year gender strategy - the first of its kind in the Arab States and in the Palestinian security sector. Supported by UN Women the strategy is the culmination of the past years' efforts of the Palestinian police to promote gender equality in the police and its services.

New research unravels obstacles in access to justice for Palestinian women in occupied East Jerusalem

Monday, December 5, 2016

The second study report of UN Women-supported series on women’s access to justice in Palestine presents the unique challenges faced by Palestinian women in East Jerusalem to access justice and the realization of their political, socio-economical, legal and cultural rights.

Leading the police service, ending violence against women her motto

Friday, November 21, 2014

Today, as head of the Palestinian Civil Police Family & Juvenile Protection Unit, Lieutenant Colonel Wafa Muammar is the highest-ranking female officer in the police, in spite of societal pressure to give up on her dream to serve the country through her work. Palestine, at just 17 per cent, has one of the lowest rates of female participation in the labour force globally. Muammar, a proud wife and mother of four, has had the courage to build a successful career in parallel, leading the way for other women in the police.

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