On Wednesday, 10 June 2009, Sahdia Abu Sa'ad, from Deir al-Balah refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, was killed allegedly "to maintain family honor."
Mashoor Basissy, MOWA’s director in the West Bank, brings a fresh male perspective to the growing problem of domestic violence against Palestinian women.
An unpublished UNIFEM survey of male and female heads of 1,100 Gaza households conducted between 28 February and 3 March indicates there was an increase in violence against women during and after the 23-day war which ended on 18 January.
L’AWID s’est entretenue avec Eilat Maoz, de la Coalition des femmes pour la paix, une organisation israélienne qui œuvre en faveur de la paix en Israël et en Palestine.
"Our purpose was to connect with the women for International Women’s Day to show our support and to educate ourselves so that we can go back to the United States and work hard on our policies."
Après la dernière opération militaire en date d’Israël sur Gaza, Islah Jad a répondu aux questions de l’AWID quant à la situation et les conséquences de ce conflit sur les femmes.
For the first time in the history of Palestine, two women were appointed as judges to the Islamic Sharia court in the West Bank cities of Hebron and Ramallah.
International Women’s Day is a time when people around the globe focus on the needs and contributions of women. This year, on Sunday, March 8, 2009, women and men worldwide will commemorate the day by highlighting the plight of the women of Gaza.
Dr. Hannah Safran of Women in Black explains how women have come together in Israel to protest the bombing of Gaza as part of a wider opposition to Israeli policy, past and present.
The following statement by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women was issued on 6 February 2009 in Geneva:
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