Violence Against Women

Palestinian women sit on the rubble of their home in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Reports:

  • The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women recently released a draft resolution (also see here) “Expressing deep concern about the grave situation of Palestinian women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, resulting from the severe impact of the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and all of its manifestations” including “the continuation of home demolitions, evictions of Palestinians, the revocation of residency rights, and arbitrary detention and imprisonment, as well as high rates of poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, inadequate water supply and unsafe
    drinking water, shortages of electricity and fuel, incidents of domestic violence and
    declining health, education and living standards, including the rising incidence of
    trauma and the decline in their psychological well-being, particularly in the Gaza
    Strip, where a humanitarian disaster continues to severely affect the situation of
    women and girls”.
  • A report by the Palestinian Ministry of Health says that pregnant Palestinian women are often prevented by Israeli forces from reaching hospitals to receive appropriate medical attention, causing many miscarriages and the deaths of some women. – Electronic Intifada
  • Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the issue of
    Palestinian pregnant women giving birth at Israeli checkpoints. – United Nations, Human Rights Council, Thirteenth Session
  • The issue of Palestinian pregnant women giving birth at Israeli checkpoints: report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – United Nations, Human Rights Council, Tenth Session
  • The issue of Palestinian pregnant women giving birth at Israeli checkpoints – United Nations, Human Rights Council, Fourth Session

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Source: Visualising Palestine

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