This report provides background on the situation of women and women’s groups within Palestinian society. The report analyses the highly restrictive and coercive civil space and provides an overview of Palestinian female role models, the vast majority of whom are celebrated for their participation in violent “resistance.” The report also looks at the role of the international community in perpetuating this state of affairs, whether through funding of radical Palestinian NGOs, or through granting international legitimacy to these groups in multilateral forums such as the UN.
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|Publications:||Reports, Books, Academic Publications, Submissions, Resource Pages|
|Other Content Types:||Press Releases, In The Media, Presentations, Posts, , Key Issues|
|NGOs:||Palestinian Working Women's Society for Development (PWWSD)|
|Start date:||1 Jan 1988|
|End date:||20 Apr 2021|
The report of the Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza War extensively quotes biased and unreliable political advocacy NGOs, many of which receive funding from the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat, a joint funding mechanism of Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
NGO Monitor Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Review of Israel
Instead of using the CEDAW Review to highlight genuine problems of gender discrimination, NGOs used the UN forum to blame Israel alone for violence against women.
- International Humanitarian Law
- The Centre on Housing Rights and Eviction (COHRE)
- UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)