Gender-based Violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory



One of the gender impacts of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is the wider prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) as a phenomenon in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), which is expressed in different forms and structurally entrenched to become a way of life.

This report exposes different forms of violence as revealed in women’s own narratives. It explores the conditions of their abuse as well as the coping strategies they use in their efforts to maintain their families’ well being, but which also compromises them due to the absence of realistic alternative options. It concludes with a list of findings and recommendations on how to strengthen the commitment to combat violence against women in the oPt.

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