Public Statements Archive

US State Department Human Rights Report (2013)
the US State Department report for 2013 comprehensively covers many human rights concerns in the region, but it is conspicuously silent on the role played by prolonged military occupation and illegal settlement construction as root causes of many violations.
Violence against women in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
International Women's Day: Violence rises, impunity prevails in the Euro-Mediterranean region
WCLAC's Capacity Building Unit
Lamya Shalaldeh, the coordinator of the Volunteers’ Programme at WCLAC describes recent successes in the South Hebron Hills and highlights how the hard work of a small group of highly committed young Palestinian men and women is making a huge impact on the quality of life for women in this area.
Capacity Building - WCLAC's plans to overcome challenges in remote communities
"A social worker accompanying the mobile clinics which regularly visit remote villages will have a substantial impact in increasing access to other social services" says Faten Nabhan, head of WCLAC's Capacity Building Unit.
UN (CEDAW) Committee issues guidelines for protection of women in conflict zones
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)issued General Recommendation No. 30 whose primary aim and purpose is to provide authoritative guidance to States on legislative, policy and other appropriate measures to ensure the protection of women’s human rights in conflict zones.
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