Today, there are dozens of local Palestinian NGOs meant to serve the needs of women from various sectors of society. However, NGO Monitor research and analysis reveals that many of these organizations unfortunately utilize their platform on women’s issues to promote politicized narratives that are often rejectionist and violent, many times to the detriment of gender equality within Palestinian society.
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The EU and many European countries fund a network of organizations, some of which are directly affiliated with the PFLP, and others with a substantial presence of employees and officials linked to the PFLP.
NGO Monitor submitted the following information to the United Nations Human Rights Council for its Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests on the Gaza border.
Written Submission of NGO Monitor to the 70th Session of the CEDAW Committee for its review of “State of Palestine”
NGO Monitor submitted the following to the 70th session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women regarding its review of “State of Palestine” and its compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Institute for NGO Research Submission to the Secretary General for the Report on the Implementation of Resolution A/RES/72/157
NGO Monitor submits the following information to the United Nations Secretary General to assist in his preparation of a report regarding measures “undertaken to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance,” pursuant to General Assembly Resolution 72/157 and Human Rights Council Resolution 37/77. This submission is a follow-up to our 2015 contribution to the Secretary General’s Report on the Elimination of Racism.
NGO Monitor submitted the following letter to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination regarding its statement on the Gaza riots, an issue far beyond the scope of the Committee’s mandate and competence.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on International Complicity in the Palestinian Weaponization of Children Must End
The international community has long ignored the Palestinian weaponization of children in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teen whose family scripts physical confrontations with Israeli soldiers and then widely disseminates the resulting videos on social media to demonize Israel and glorify “resistance,” is a representative example.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on World Health Organization and NGOs Misrepresent State of Gaza Health
On February 13, 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW), along with Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I), issued a joint statement condemning Israel’s procedures for granting access for Gaza residents to Israel for medical treatment. The groups cite a December 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) document that claims that 54 Gazans died while awaiting approval to travel to seek medical attention in Israel or in the West Bank. The WHO paper does not provide a source for this figure.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on Setting the Record Straight on Detention of Palestinian Minors
Palestinian minors are unfortunately involved in a wide range of offences including murder, attempted murder, and illegal possession of weapons. Key contributing factors are incitement by the Palestinian Authority and recognized terror groups, recruiting of children from the earliest of ages to engage in conflict, glorification of violence and “marytrs”, and large monthly payments (that increase based on the severity of the crime) by the Palestinian Authority to prisoners and their families.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on UNICEF and its NGO Working Group Fail Children in Israel and the Palestinian Authority
UNICEF plays a central role in a campaign to have Israel included on a UN blacklist of “grave” violators of children’s rights. The list appears as an annex to the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC). This political agenda is a primary facet of UNICEF’s activities relating to Israel, completely inconsistent with its mandate of “child protection” and from its guidelines for neutrality and impartiality.