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From where I stand: Supporting refugee women amidst violence in Gaza

Friday, June 18, 2021

Mariam Shaqura, 46, is the Director of Women’s Affairs at the Red Crescent Society (RCS) in the Gaza Strip, where she has worked for 21 years. A mother of two girls, aged 13 and 8, Mrs. Shaqura talks about her experience during the recent escalation of violence on the Strip, and the damages caused to the Women’s Health Centre operated by RCS at the Jabalya Refugee Camp, one of the largest in Gaza.

UN Women concerned by the continuing violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and its disproportionate impact on women and Children

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Statement by UN Women Palestine and UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States. UN Women joins the United Nations Secretary General and other UN entities in voicing grave concern at the continuing violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, particularly the targeting of civilian populations and killing of innocent people, including women and children.

Women in Hebron blow the whistle on widespread domestic violence

Saturday, April 10, 2021

According to polled women in Hebron, gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent forms of violence in their communities. These violations are rarely reported to the authorities, rendering accountability elusive. To end this vicious circle, a group of women is learning how to detect, document and report early signs of conflict-related and domestic violence in their neighbourhoods.

Virtual ceremony held to launch SHAML project

Thursday, April 8, 2021

UN Women Palestine, in partnership with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of Social Development, held a virtual ceremony today, Wednesday 7 April 2021, to launch SHAML project, aimed at “Enhancing the Protection and Reintegration of Furthest Left Behind Groups of Women and Girls Victims and Survivors of Violence in Palestine”.

‘Because of my psoriasis, I have suffered so many forms of violence’

Thursday, March 18, 2021

At the age of nine, Asmaa Al Attar was diagnosed with psoriasis. She got married when she was 20. Seven years later, she asked for divorce because of her husband’s abuse. Now, at 27 and unemployed, Asmaa lives with her two children in Rafah City in the Gaza Strip.

'If beaten women remain silent, they would endure more violence'

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Mona Al-Najmi, 34, is divorced and lives with her three children in the Maghazi Refugee Camp in central Gaza. The camp area is densely populated and lacks adequate infrastructure while its inhabitants face poverty and high unemployment rates.

Helping survivors of violence seek justice through forensic science in the West Bank

Monday, December 7, 2020

A vital pillar in the justice and security system, the sole forensic science laboratory in the West Bank seeks justice for survivors of violence. UNODC through the HAYA Joint Programme, is training laboratory technicians to help increase the likelihood of identifying perpetrators of violence and holding them accountable.

Preventing violence through education in the West Bank

Monday, December 7, 2020

A teacher works with students in a school in Ramallah, West Bank before the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: HAYA Joint Programme/Samar Hazboun Violence inflicts harm on women, girls, men, and boys of all ages throughout the world. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls has intensified and violence against school children in and outside the home is no exception. According to a survey by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

Joint Statement on the Incident at An Najah University during Ashtar Theatre Performance

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The closing event organizers of the “Together Against Violence” joint campaign strongly condemn any actions that undermine the dignity and rights of women and girls. Every artist, woman and man alike, is entitled to freedom, including freedom of artistic expression without censorship and should not be subject to any types of gender-based violence.

Joint Statement on the Incident at An Najah University during Ashtar Theatre Performance

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A 16-day joint campaign “Together Against Violence” was launched today, calling for prompt adoption of the Family Protection Bill and better access to services for gender-based violence (GBV) survivors. The campaign gathered a record-high of 68 national and international partners, which will roll out more than 100 coordinated activities throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

The men who are standing tall against early marriages in the Gaza Strip

Friday, December 6, 2019

After taking part in UN Women’s Regional Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, men and boys have become change makers to promote gender equality and challenge the tradition of early marriage.

Newly Launched “Together Against Violence” Joint Campaign Demands Prompt Adoption of Family Protection Bill and Better Access to Services for Gender-Based Violence Survivors in Palestine

Monday, November 25, 2019

A 16-day joint campaign “Together Against Violence” was launched today, calling for prompt adoption of the Family Protection Bill and better access to services for gender-based violence (GBV) survivors. The campaign gathered a record-high of 68 national and international partners, which will roll out more than 100 coordinated activities throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

Call for Proposals For Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund

Friday, October 11, 2019

Call for Proposals For Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund

Call for Proposals For NGOs, Academic Institutions and Registered Community Based Organizations “Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Palestine”

Friday, October 4, 2019

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.”

Call for Proposals “Men and Women for Gender Equality- Phase II”

Monday, June 10, 2019

UN Women is launching a new call for proposals for interested non-governmental organizations, under the regional programme “Men and Women for Gender Equality-Phase II (Selection of an umbrella organization).”

Call for Proposals “HAYA – Eliminating Violence Against Women”

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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.”

Call for Proposals “Men and Women for Gender Equality- Phase II”

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

UN Women is launching a new call for proposals for interested non-governmental organizations, under the regional programme “Men and Women for Gender Equality-Phase II (Selection of an umbrella organization).”

Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access & Protection in Crisis Response (LEAP) – Palestine

Monday, April 1, 2019

UN Women is launching a new call for proposals for interested non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and registered community-based organisations under the UN Women project Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access & Protection in Crisis Response (LEAP) – Palestine.

Call for Proposals “HAYA – Eliminating Violence Against Women”

Monday, April 1, 2019

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.”

My Rights, Our Power: A Joint Campaign Launched in Palestine to Raise Awareness on Women’s Fundamental Human Rights

Friday, March 1, 2019

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (8 March), a week-long joint campaign “My Rights, Our Power” was launched today in Palestine to raise awareness on women’s fundamental human rights. The joint effort, with participation from over 30 national and international partners from civil society organizations, media outlets, and international development agencies, targets youth, women, and men in various geographic areas in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza to promote women’s human rights in Palestine.

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