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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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A portrait by Bisan on child bride

Strategy for addressing child early/forced marriage (special forcus on girls)

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The strategy for combating child/early/forced marriage has been developed as a joint effort of the Gender Based Violence Sub-Cluster (GBVSC) and Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) to guide stakeholders in addressing increased rates of child/early/forced marriage in conflict-affected areas in the West Bank and Gaza and among  identified communities in humanitarian and development contexts. It is informed by the HRP priority protection interventions and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 5.3) that  urges countries to eliminate all harmful practices particularly child/early/forced and forced marriage. It responds to the basic rights stipulated in CEDAW and CRC to protect  children and girls from child/early/forced marriage and its adverse consequences on their ability to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential.

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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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Unfinished Business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all

State of World Population Report

This year’s State of the World Population (SWOP) report comes at the 50th anniversary of the creation of UNFPA, the UN agency for sexual and reproductive health, and the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The report analyzes the progress the world has made regarding the promises of the ICPD including putting individuals in charge of their own reproductive decisions and empowering women and girls as a precondition for development. The report also identifies areas of improvement and tells stories of women who lived through the transformative decades since the promises of the ICDP were first made.

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