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The shadow pandemic: COVID-19 and Essential Services for Women and Girls Survivors of Violence

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The shadow pandemic: COVID-19 and Essential Services for Women and Girls Survivors of Violence, 12 May 2020
 

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The impact of COVID19 on sexual and reproductive, including maternal health in Palestine

Situation Report

Despite the ongoing response by health actors in Palestine, led by the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization, the current emergency situation due to the outbreak of COVID19 is putting women and girls at risk, including pregnant and lactating women, and newborns.  Please see this special situation report on COVID19 by the health cluster in oPt .

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COVID-19: A Gender Lens

Technical Reports and Document

Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men. 

Women represent 70 percent of the health and social sector workforce globally and special attention should be given to how their work environment may expose them to discrimination, as well as thinking about their sexual and reproductive health and psychosocial needs as frontline health workers. 

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Humanitarian Response Plan 2020, UNFPA, State of Palestine

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UNFPA Palestine Humanitarian Response Plan 2020 that will be implemented by the country office.

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Assessment of In Vitro Fertilization Services in Palestine

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This publication “Assessment of In Vitro Fertilization Services in Palestine” has been funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation within the Project “The unfinished agenda to address social determinants for achieving reproductive health and rights in Palestine” AID 11578.01.1.

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MENA Youth Capacity Building in Humanitarian Action (MYCHA)

Technical Reports and Document

MYCHA initiative contributes to key action 3 of the compact - Capacity Building and Local Action, aiming to ensure that the priorities of young people are addressed by the humanitarian system and their participation in humanitarian action is supported and facilitated.

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A MUCH NEGLECTED SERVICE - Assessment of Family Planning Services in Palestine: Challenges and Opportunities

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UNFPA, in its continuous efforts to promote Family Planning services in Palestine and to improve the overall management of FP supplies, has conducted this assessment of FP services with a particular focus to commodity security as an important step to ensure a sustainable and reliable supply of high-quality FP commodities.

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State of Palestine Newsletter

Newsletter

A special publication issued by UNFPA State of Palestine on the occasion of UNFPA@50 and ICPD25

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Women and Girls with Disabilities

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This study on GBV among women and girls with disabilities was conducted by UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) with the support of Denmark in the context of the GBV Sub-Cluster Strategy 2018-2020. It was based on a needs analysis and mapping of services offered to women and girls with disabilities aged 15 and older who are survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, particularly in view of the poor protection, care and social services available to women survivors of violence.

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2019 Reprint: Pathway to Survival - the Story of Breast Cancer in Palestine

Technical Reports and Document

Throughout the last seventeen years, Palestinians have been experiencing a remarkable increase in cancer cases that doubled from 1,073 cases in 2000 to reach 2536 cases in 2016 in the West Bank alone. The year 2016 witnessed an increase of 5.8% in cancer cases in comparison with 2015, and cancer was the second leading cause of mortality as 14% of mortality cases were caused by cancer, after cardiovascular diseases (30.6%). Worldwide, breast cancer kills a woman every 15 minutes. In Palestine, breast cancer affecting Palestinian women represents 15% of cancer cases.

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