Civil and political rights - Palestinian Authority

Social and economic situation of Palestinian women and girls (July 2012 - June 2014)

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The present report reviews the status of women and girls in Palestine over the period July 2012 - June 2014, outlining the positive developments and the significant challenges done in terms of gender equality. It describes the political situation in Palestine in general and its impact on women´s rights. It also sets out the demographic and socioeconomic factors that affect the lives of women and girls in Palestine. It highlights as well the gender gap in employment despite the high levels in education among women. Finally it examines women’s political representation and rights and the efforts needed in order to achieve gender equality and full human rights for women in Palestine. 


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Yara Abdul-Hamid
  • Publishing house : United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  • Publication date : 2015
  • Number of pages : 37
  • Language : English


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Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy
University of Manouba Tunisia
Cooperation for Community Development Association
Youth Today Association for Development
Rayhana Association for Women of Jendouba
Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration
I & P Image & Paroles
Nazra for Feminist Studies
MSA University
Social and Economic Forum for Women Association
Albanian Journalists Group (AJG)
Independent Researcher
Libanaises pour l'Egalité
Association Joussour de Citoyenneté (AJC)
Palestinian Human Rights Organization (PHRO)
Tunisie pionnieres
Maysa Hajjaj
Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women
Women's aspirations Association
Al-Mashreq for development and population
Inclusión, Ciudadanía, Diversidad y Educación
Business Women Forum-Palestine (BWF)
CREAD – Research center applied economics for development
Committee for the Follow-Up on women' s Issues (CFUWI)
Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development
The Lebanese Association of Women Researchers - Bahithat
Liberated T
The Association of Women and Community for Comprehensive Development in Tiba
Association Femme et Citoyenneté
Association Tazghart
Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas
Libyan Women Forum (LWF)
Centre de Recherches, d'Etude de Documentation et d'Information sur la Femme, CREDIF
Youth and Development Consultancy Institute (Etijah)

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