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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Organisation TAMAYNUT
Al-Bait Assamed Association Society
Almobadr Organization for Development and Capacity Building
Union de l'Action Feministe (UAF)
Peace and friendship international organization. P4all
Rede Portuguesa de Jovens para a Igualdade de Oportunidades entre Mulheres e Homens
Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE)
Association 100% Mamans
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality
United Religions Initiative
Women'  s Alliance for Virtual Exchange (WAVE)
Association Neama for Development
Radio Souriat
Libyan Women's Union – Tripoli
Centre ADHUC—Teoria, Gènere, Sexualitat
Saba Hamlet for Gender Equality
Ecological Universe for Development and Climate Association
The Association of Women and Community for Comprehensive Development in Tiba
Permanent Peace Movement (PPM)
Tunisian Mediterranean Center - TUMED
Egyptian Feminist Union – EFU
Mouwatinet Association
Badr Eltawayel
Association Khmir Environnement et Développement
Inclusión, Ciudadanía, Diversidad y Educación
Ibtikar for Empowerment and Social Entrepreneurship
The Egyptian Youth Council for Development
Association club de le jeune fille pour la formation à l'action de développement
Youth & Women Empowerment Forum
Rayhana Association for Women of Jendouba
Coalition for Tunisian Women and the International Network of Women
Association Tawaza pour le plaidoyer de la femme
Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development
Réseau Doustourna

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