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A Gap Analysis Report on the Status of The Palestinian Women In the Context of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Publisher: Mediterranean Women
Publication Date: Jan 2001
Initiated by the Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC), this gap analysis report was the result of over two years of concerted efforts of a number of Palestinian non-governmental organisations and government institutions. Using CEDAW as a point of reference, this report attempts to assess progress made towards the elimination of discrimination against women over the past several years and reflects women's legal and social status. It also highlights existing gaps that hinder women from attaining equality and social justice within Palestinian society, such as the absence of clear policies and procedures to handle cases of gender-based violence, and that women still do not have equal presence and participation in public office. It provides recommendations at the end of each subject section for the full implementation of CEDAW-standard rights such as - devising educational and social awareness programs to contribute to the discussion of GBV and its negative impact.

Established in Jerusalem in 1991, the Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) is a Palestinian women's organisation that aims to address the causes and consequences of gender-based violence within the community and the gender-specific effects of the increasing militarisation associated with the Israeli occupation.

Initiated by the Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC), this gap analysis report was the result of over two years of concerted efforts of a number of Palestinian non-governmental organisations and government institutions. Using CEDAW as a point of reference, this report attempts to assess progress made towards the elimination of discrimination against women over the past several years and reflects women's legal and social status. It also highlights existing gaps that hinder women from attaining equality and social justice within Palestinian society, such as the absence of clear policies and procedures to handle cases of gender-based violence, and that women still do not have equal presence and participation in public office. It provides recommendations at the end of each subject section for the full implementation of CEDAW-standard rights such as - devising educational and social awareness programs to contribute to the discussion of GBV and its negative impact.

Established in Jerusalem in 1991, the Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) is a Palestinian women's organisation that aims to address the causes and consequences of gender-based violence within the community and the gender-specific effects of the increasing militarisation associated with the Israeli occupation.