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DCAF Ramallah: Promoting gender equality in the Palestinian security forces and their conversion to the CEDAW Convention: Integrating gender in security sector reform: Closing conference

Closing the gender project conference DCAF, in close cooperation with the Gender Consultative Committee (GCC) and the Ministry of Interior, conducted a closing conference at the Ankars Suites and Hotel in Ramallah. Representatives from the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Council of Ministers, the GCC, aecid, …

Palestinian media outlets commit to more coverage of women’s affairs

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs, in collaboration with local media, is deploying major efforts to encourage the media to address social affairs, and women’s affairs in particular, in an attempt to change stereotypes and how society views Palestinian women. On Dec. 5, 2016, 17 …

ADWAR finish its training program for Bedouin women protection committee to activate 1325 resolution in Area C

Hebron/PNN/ On Saturday, 19/11/2016, at Um AlKhair Bedouin Community East of Yatta ADWAR finished the first level the training program”Roles for Social Change Association ”   activities within the project “Bedouin women protection committee to activate 1325 resolution in Area C” in partnership with United Nations entity for Gender equality …

Judges from Palestine and the region seek ways to improve adjudication of violence against women

PNN/ Amman/   UN Women and the State of Palestine High Judicial Council opened today in Amman an Expert Group Meeting on the adjudication of violence against women cases. During 3 days, 30 judges from Palestine, MENA region and farther abroad are discussing methods, challenges and opportunities for specialization of services, …

Israel / OPT: UN women’s rights expert calls for peace process with full participation of women

GENEVA (26 September 2016) – Reducing violence against women and promoting gender equality are two underused tools in bridging fragmented and divided communities and achieving peace, said United Nations human rights expert Dubravka Šimonović, at the end of her first official visit* to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory/State of …

first international seminar on gender-based violence in the humanitarian context of Gaza

Gaza Strip/PNN/ UN Women, with support of the Government of Japan, opened today the first international seminar on “Gender-Based Violence in the humanitarian context of the Gaza Strip. For the first time in Gaza, more than 250 national and international representatives from civil society, humanitarian, development organisations and donors are …

EU: Women’s funding won’t go to Palestinian ICC suit against Israel

The UN and the EU supports “advocacy” and “capacity building components” of a plan that helps Palestinian women be more involved with decision making at the local and international levels. The European Union does not intend to fund portions of a Palestinian women’s empowerment plan that deals with building a …

NEW Think Tank Gender Policy Institute in Palestine

Photo: UNESCO Ramallah PA, Norway and UNESCO are working together to establish a ‘think tank’ on gender equality, unique in the region. Mr. Hans Jacob Frydenlund announced the need to empower women to combat all kinds of gender based violence. He is looking with great interest to the Gender Policy …

Will new Palestinian agency be enough to stop violence against women?

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Violence against Palestinian women is being reported more frequently, and women there are fighting back — but in a nonviolent way. One obstacle in the battle has been a lack of accurate statistics with which to influence politicians and increase public awareness. Now the Ministry of Women’s Affairs plans to …

UN adopts resolution to support Palestinian women

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — In a massive effort to tackle issues surrounding the advancement of women, social development, and non-communicable diseases, the UN Economic and Social Council adopted seven resolutions on Friday, one of which entitled “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women.”The “Situation of assistance to Palestinian women” was first adopted on …