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Human Rights Watch praises repeal of articles against women in Palestinian law

The international rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), praised on Thursday the Palestinian Authority’s recent repeal of what it said were “certain discriminatory provisions against women” in Palestinian law, describing the act as “a good first step toward what should be the repeal of a series of such measures.”

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جهود “تنمية واعلام المرأة- تام” تثمر بتعديل قانون العقوبات

اصدر مجلس الوزراء قرارا بتعديل قانون العقوبات رقم 16 لعام 1960، بإضافة فقرة خامسة للمادة 99 تنص على أن يستثنى من أحكام هذه المادة جرائم قتل النساء على خلفية “شرف العائلة”

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Will this Palestinian organization weather funding storm?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WATC) issued a press statement Oct. 29 saying that the European Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat (HR/IHL Secretariat) decided to entirely defund the organization on the grounds of incitement to violence against Israel. The HR/IHL Secretariat is a joint donor …

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UN study tackles violence against women in Arab region using economic model

2017 – An economic model to estimate the costs of intimate partner violence – the most common form of violence against women in the Arab world – was spotlighted this week at one of the United Nations regional commissions, based in Beirut, Lebanon. “Our ultimate goal has always been to …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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