Facts and Figures: Ending Violence against Women

  • Early marriage under 18 years old reached 20.5 per cent among females and 1 per cent among males out of the total married population in Palestine [1].
  • Approximately 15 per cent of married women in Gaza experienced incidents of sexual abuse by husbands over the previous year. More than half of these experienced it repeatedly (3+ times) [2].
  • 50 per cent of Palestinian women and 63 per cent of Palestinian men agreed that a woman should tolerate violence to keep the family together. [3].


[1] Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (2016).

[2] UN Women (2017). Navigating through Shattered Paths: NGO Service Providers and Women Survivors of Gender-Based Violence: An Assessment of GBV Services in Gaza.

[3] UN Women (2018). International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) Palestine Report.