In-focus: The conflict in Gaza

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


UN Women Palestine 6-month response framework

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.

UN Women rapid assessment and humanitarian response in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

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.

UN Women has been supporting Palestinian women since 1997 to achieve their social, economic, and political rights. We remain present on the ground to provide support and assistance and will do so for as long as it takes.

International Women’s Day 2023

This International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023, join UN Women and the United Nations in celebrating under the theme DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.

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