Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030
International Women’s Day Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017 Date: 8 February 2017 Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage the house. In many cases this unequal division of labour is at the expense of women’s and girls’ learning, of paid work, sports, or engagement in civic or community leadership. This shapes the norms of relative disadvantage and advantage, of where women and men are positioned in the economy, of what they are skilled to do and where they will work. This is the unchanging world of unrewarded work, a globally familiar scene of withered futures, where girls and their mothers sustain the family with free labour, with lives whose trajectories are very different from the men of the household.
Six Palestinian civil society organizations held a briefing session on the impacts of collective punishment
Six Palestinian civil society organizations: St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights, CAC- Al-Quds University, JLAC, Al-Haq, BADIL and the Civic Coalition) held a briefing session yesterday February 8th on the impacts of collective punishment measures on Palestinian women in occupied East Jerusalem. The briefing was attended by a number of diplomatic missions, civil society, UN and international organizations and local activist women.
PCHR: Holding Local Elections Requires Comprehensive National Dialogue to be Successfully Held in West Bank and Gaza Strip
On 31 Januarys 2017, the Palestinian Council of Ministers issued a decision to hold local elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on 13 May 2017. The decision assigned the Central Elections Commission (CEC) to carry out the necessary preparations to start the elections and the Minister of Local Government to follow up the elections' preparations and process.
UN-backed $547 million appeal launched for humanitarian needs in Occupied Palestinian Territory
19 December 2016 – The United Nations and the State of Palestine today jointly launched an appeal seeking $547 million in funding for 2017 to support the humanitarian needs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) has been awarded the Certificate of Compliance with the Palestinian NGOs Code of Conduct
In a special ceremony organized by the NGO Development Center (NDC) in both Gaza City and Ramallah (via video conferencing system) and with the presence of representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children has been granted the Certificate of Compliance with the Palestinian NGOs Code of Conduct for two years.
PNGO launched film “WAITING SO LONG”
Two years have passed on Cairo donors' conference for Gaza reconstruction, while steps toward the reconstruction are too slow amid humanitarian catastrophe and calls of women, youth and elderlies to fulfill promises of a decent life worthy to our humanity and noble sacrifices that we offer willingly believing in our issue.
Working Together to Eradicate Poverty: The EU provides €1.5 million for the Social Protection System in Palestine
The European Union and Palestinian Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) launched a new 1.5 million capacity building programme for the improvement of social protection systems in Palestine. The launching of the support also marks the International Day of Eradication of Poverty which acknowledges the right of all people to fully exercise their human rights. This day was designated by the United Nation General Assembly and is observed worldwide.
ADWAR signs a project agreement to increase women’s political participation
Roles for Social Change Association-ADWAR signed a project agreement entitled (Increasing Women’s Political Participation Through Effective local election in Marginalized communities), in partnership with the German Cooperation (GIZ) and funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in Palestine warns of a heightened risk of forcible transfers of Bedouins in the West Bank
22 August 2016: Following a visit to the Palestinian community of Abu Nuwar in the Jerusalem governorate today, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, Robert Piper, warned that many Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank are facing a heightened risk of forcible transfer.
The Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | July 2016
Suspected ERW in Gaza has killed and injured more than 100 since the end of the 2014 hostilities. Planned easing of access restrictions for Palestinians in Ramadan partially frozen after fatal Tel Aviv attack. New project will target vulnerable communities in Area C with water consumption of less than 30 litres per capita per day. East Jerusalem Palestinian localities behind the Barrier lack adequate infrastructure, facilities and services.