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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Palestinian lawmaker Rabiha Diab dies at age 62

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Fatah movement on Friday mourned the death of one of its representatives at the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Rabiha Diab, who passed away aged 62.Diab had been detained by Israeli forces seven times, spent a total of nearly seven years in Israeli jails, was sentenced to …

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UN report: domestic violence against Palestinian women result of Israeli occupation

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon demanded that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon revise a report disseminated by his office ahead of International Women’s Day and in which Israel is blamed for the situation of Palestinian women. The report, issued for the 60th session of the Commission on the …

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