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June 16, 2021, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Palestine adopted its most recent National Action Plan (NAP) for the period 2020-2023" (para 1). "Palestine adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in for the period 2017-2019. The NAP was developed by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs as the head of the Higher National Committee for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and integrates the directions of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Advocacy Strategy, which was developed by the National Coalition for Implementing UNSCR 1325 in 2015...The NAP has three overarching strategic objectives that aim to enhance the protection of Palestinian women and girls, especially from the violations of the Israeli occupation; hold the Israeli occupation accountable; and enhance...more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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May 14, 2021, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The State of Palestine has not ratified the Optional Protocol to the CEDAW, an important accountability mechanism".
April 22, 2021, 4:58 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In 2018 prosecutors filed 168 indictments for sexual harassment, up from 129 in 2017. According to 2018 data from the Central Bureau of Statistics, 95 percent of sexual harassment victims older than age 20 did not report the incident to police. Throughout the year victims of sex offenses expressed discontent with law enforcement’s response to such cases through a #WhyIDidn’tComplain campaign" (Para 6).
April 22, 2021, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is illegal. Penalties for sexual harassment depend on the severity of the act and whether the harassment involved blackmail. The law provides that victims may follow the progress on their cases through a computerized system and information call center" (Para 6).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United States, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: China, Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gabon, Honduras, Laos, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritania, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Suriname
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

4.0
Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Palestine in 2012, women comprised 8.5% of the police force.
Dec. 31, 2020, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Ghussein said he appointed al-Modallal in an effort 'to be more open to the West.' He said many women were among the dozens of applicants considered for the position. 'Women are partners in our society,' said Ghussein. Al-Modallal asserts that women in Gaza are finding their way into politics, medicine, education and media. 'Every day, women’s footsteps can be seen advancing more in society,' she said" (para 9-11).
Dec. 31, 2020, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The change in policy began six months ago when a new head of the Hamas government’s media department, Ihab Ghussein, took over...Ghussein said he appointed al-Modallal in an effort 'to be more open to the West.' He said many women were among the dozens of applicants considered for the position. 'Women are partners in our society,' said Ghussein. Al-Modallal asserts that women in Gaza are finding their way into politics, medicine, education and media. 'Every day, women’s footsteps can be seen advancing more in society,' she said" (para 8-11).
Dec. 31, 2020, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-4

"The Hamas authorities of the Gaza Strip has appointed their first female spokesperson to represent the group’s communications with the international media.The hiring of Isra al-Modallal, a 23-year-old who speaks fluent British-accented English, as a spokeswoman for Hamas is part of a long-running push by the group to present a newer and friendlier face both to its own citizens and internationally" (para 1-2).
Dec. 31, 2020, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Hamas authorities of the Gaza Strip has appointed their first female spokesperson to represent the group’s communications with the international media. The hiring of Isra al-Modallal, a 23-year-old who speaks fluent British-accented English, as a spokeswoman for Hamas is part of a long-running push by the group to present a newer and friendlier face both to its own citizens and internationally" (para 1-2).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Zakura, now eight, has the support of her father who wants her to avoid the preordained female fate for 11 or 12 year olds in his traditional and partly nomadic society in Wadi Qelt valley" (para 2). "The father - who was Vdovin’s guide and fixer on a previous unrelated filming trip - offered the Russian the chance to take his daughter and raise her in Moscow, and even marry her when she reached 12" (para 29).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"'She is still a child and there are no barriers yet, she can talk to anyone she wants,' he said. 'But my communication with her is possible only now, while she's a child, not a potential bride…. 'In three or four years Zakura will be banned from talking to me and other men. 'Punishment can be anything, even murder'" (para 21-24).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"For now Zakura - first filmed when she was five - is attending at Arafat’s insistence a UN school in Jericho city to which she travels daily from her desert home in Wadi Kelt" (para 7). This displays that there are UN schools available to Bedouin families even in deserts (CAT - CODER COMMENT). "'When we asked her what she wants to be when she’s older, she confidently said a doctor,' said Vdovin. 'For now this sounds unreal, because a medical education is among the most expensive in Israel and Palestine - but this is her dream'" (para 8-9). A high cost of education can be a deterrent to education...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"There is already a 'candidate' to be her husband - Omar, her cousin, a 14-year-old shepherd" (para 6). This refers to an eight-year-old Bedouin girl (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Zakura inspired 'loving father’ Arafat to believe he is 'part of a big world' and that his daughter really could have the choice of a life with wider horizons. But the filmmaker also acknowledges that severe pressures will be brought to bear on her father - and mother - to conform to strict Bedouin ways over his daughter’s future" (para 4-5, 17). "The father - who was Vdovin’s guide and fixer on a previous unrelated filming trip - offered the Russian the chance to take his daughter and raise her in Moscow, and even marry her when she reached 12, which the documentary-maker politely declined. His motivation was his love...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"'When we asked her what she wants to be when she’s older, she confidently said a doctor,' said Vdovin. 'For now this sounds unreal, because a medical education is among the most expensive in Israel and Palestine - but this is her dream'" (para 8-9).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"A young Bedouin girl who wants to become a doctor is facing a race against time to avoid being sold as a child bride for 50 sheep soon after she starts her periods" (para 1).
Nov. 20, 2020, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"Islamic customary law applies in Palestinian ruled territory: Alongside every formal legal system in Palestinian history, there existed a system of customary law known as 'Urf', which means 'that which is known' in Arabic. This was a system of rules outside the court system, which handles disputes based on traditional oral customs" (242).
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

2.0
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

7.0
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

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