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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

6.0
Aug. 12, 2021, 11:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"The overall informality rate in Palestine (60% in total) is not different from that in Jordan. However, the difference between the West Bank (66%) and the Gaza Strip (43%) is particularly significant, with government employment at 37% in the Gaza Strip and only 16% in the West Bank. The percentage of women's informality is similar to that of men, although the share of women in government labor is greater (30%) than that of men (21%), but women suffer more from unpaid family labor, especially in the West Bank" (4). "These results are also different from those known on women's informal labor in the MENA countries, which account for 35% of...more
Aug. 12, 2021, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MULV-DATA-1

"The proportion of unwaged family contributing women reaches 46% of all women's labor in Morocco... and 23% in Palestine" (9).
Aug. 5, 2021, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

An Islamic court in the Gaza Strip has ruled that women in the Hamas-run area must have the permission of a male guardian to travel.
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The female participation rate in the labour force decreased in 2020 as a result of the lockdown measures implemented following the pandemic, with the percentage of women’s participation in the labour force at 16% of all working-age women in 2020, down from 18% in 2019. For comparison, the rate of male participation in the labour force was 65% in 2020, down from 70% in 2019" (para 11).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Palestinian society generally assigns women to household work and bringing up children. There are some groups, including women, who believe that the proper place for women is in the house, cleaning, taking care of children and preparing food" (para 7).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Moreover, there is one woman holding the position of governor out of 16 governors. Women's participation in the civil sector stands at 45% of the total employees, but when looking at those who hold the rank of director-general and higher, we see the gap reflected with just 14% of women at this level, compared with 86% of men" (para 13).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic violence against women has increased since the beginning of 2020, with 11 at the hands of their abusers. Even before COVID-19, the rates of violence against women were high" (para 5).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1

"Palestinian society generally assigns women to household work and bringing up children. There are some groups, including women, who believe that the proper place for women is in the house, cleaning, taking care of children and preparing food" (para 5).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The percentage of women ambassadors in the Diplomatic Service is 11%" (para 13).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"The percentage of households headed by women in Palestine in 2020 was 11% (12% in the West Bank and 9% in Gaza Strip), owing to the absence of the husband as a result of death and political prison in Israel" (para 8).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"At present, just 5% of the Palestinian Central Council members, 11% of the Palestinian National Council members and 13% of the Council of Ministers members are women" (para 12).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Moreover, there is one woman holding the position of governor out of 16 governors" (para 13). This indicates that voters may view men as better leaders (SFR- CODER COMMENT).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"For example, a Gaza-based organisation, Society Voice Foundation (SVF), has recently launched a project to empower women’s engagement in fighting domestic violence" (para 9).
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

3.0
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

3.0
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

4.0
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

2.0
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

4.0
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).