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Palestinian Women: The Disproportionate Impact of The Israeli Occupation

This joint publication has been prepared by the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC), the Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD), the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH), and Women Media and Development (TAM) as part of the Karama network. The aim of this report is to demonstrate, through personal testimonies and quantitative research, the gendered nature of the Israeli occupation. Four themes are covered in this report: women refugees; residency revocation and denial of family reunification in respect of female Jerusalemites; female prisoners; and access to health in Gaza. In addressing each of these issues, Israeli abuses are examined through the framework of international law in order to highlight the effects of these abuses on Palestinian women. Some Israeli actions represent direct discrimination against Palestinian women; others are generalised, but have effects which are particularly damaging to Palestinian women. They are the result of the disproportionate impact of the occupation on women in a patriarchal society. To read the full report please check the attachment below! 

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