This info-graphic is based on a study issued by the Palestinian Working Women Society for Development on Women’s Access to and Ownership of Land and Productive Resources in the occupied Palestinian territory. The survey was administered to 493 women in five governorates in the West Bank and three governorates in the Gaza Strip. In-depth interviews were conducted with 60 women, men and key informants and focus group discussions with 60 women and key informants.
The study presents data and analysis on the challenges faced by rural women in the field of economic empowerment, specifically in relation to their right of ownership and access to land and productive resources in a settler-colonial context that deprives Palestinian women and their families of land ownership. Furthermore, it provides a critical analysis from a gender lens on the impact of the patriarchal system on the rights of rural women of access to and ownership of land; it also highlights the legal framework on both the national and international levels related to these rights.