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GBV was already a key protection concern in Gaza and East Jerusalem. The number of GBV incidents in East Jerusalem has long been high due to two primary factors: entrenched patriarchal norms and the impact of the Israeli occupation. Palestinians living in East Jerusalem have limited access to GBV-related services provided by the Israeli authorities.


The e-vouchers aimed to address the specific needs of women at risk of gender-based-violence (GBV) and GBV survivors caused by the COVID-19 crisis. E-vouchers were redeemed against a list of selected groups of food and non-food items in accordance with their needs. This approach was meant to preserve the dignity of beneficiaries while also empowering them to purchase needed items