Following the 7 October 2023 attack by Hamas on Israel and the Israeli Armed Forces’ strikes on Gaza in response, UN Women has worked to analyse the differentiated impact on women, men, boys, and girls, to ensure adequate responses to their needs.
“It is imperative that we ensure immediate access to services for women and girls and ensure the prevention of gender-based violence”, said Sarah Hendriks, UN Women Deputy Executive Director, ad interim. “As the international community seeks to respond to this crisis, we must also wholeheartedly support and invest in women-led organisations, which are at the front-line of the humanitarian response, and promote the meaningful participation of women in humanitarian and political processes.”
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Voices from Gaza
This document articulates UN Women’s 6-month plan to respond to the needs across the Occupied Palestinian Territory, while reflecting the distinct and rapidly evolving realities on the ground in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
This document provides a preliminary analysis of the impact of the crisis on women and outlines UN Women’s humanitarian response to the crisis and provides asks and recommendations for key actors and the international community.