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Press release: Government and Partners discuss Women’s Rights in Palestine

Sunday, September 27, 2020

The General Union of Palestinian Women and the National Women’s Coalition for the Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Palestine, with the support of UN Women, convened a roundtable discussion entitled “Palestinian Women's Rights between Accession and Implementation.”

Hanaa' Rajeh Al Farajeen: Building a better future for Bedouin women and girls

Monday, August 19, 2019

My name is Hanaa' Rajeh Al Farajeen. I live in one of the Bedouin communities in Hebron. I am a manager in a kindergarten and a member of the Bedouin Women’s Protection Committee in our community, established to support various needs of women and girls in Bedouin communities.

Zinat Hmaidya: Helping bereaved women in Gaza

Monday, August 19, 2019

After my son died, I isolated myself from everything. I felt like my life had stopped. However, I finally decided to seek help from a women’s organization in Gaza. After I participated in their self-help network where a group of women who experienced bereavement supported each other, I slowly get back to my life. Now I am a stronger woman. After my condition improved, I provide support to other bereaved women fighting grief and depression.

From where I stand: “My dream is to open the first baby photography studio in Palestine”

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Doaa Eshtayeh, from Nablus, Palestine, found her talent and passion in photography and has made it her profession. Doaa is the main provider for her family, thanks to the support she received through a UN Women project that helped her develop her skills and buy the equipment she needed.

From where I stand: “I learned to see beyond a physical space – and see what people needed”

Monday, March 5, 2018

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”.

From where I stand: “Empowerment begins with knowing your labour rights”

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ayk Sbaihat is a volunteer lawyer at the Reconciliation Unit within the Kannanyat for Development and Studies Center (Kannanyat) in Jenin, Palestine.

Working with judges to improve outcomes for women in Sharia courts

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

UN Women and Musawah organised a meeting with Palestinian sharia judges and international experts to discuss new directions in Islamic legal thought and opportunities to respond to needs of women in the Shari'a courts. In Palestine, the Shari’a court deals with family matters which have significant and disproportionate impacts on women’s lives.

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.

In Palestine, a Centre offers shelter and changes lives for survivors of violence

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In Palestine, a Centre offers shelter and changes lives for survivors of violence

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