Women's Empowerment

From infrastructure projects, to support to women in decision-making positions, UNDP has an extensive portfolio of projects and programmes that have contributed to the empowerment of Palestinian women. UNDP supported the Palestinian Ministry of Women's Affairs through the provision of technical support, particularly in the area of strategic planning. At community level, specific focus is given to women and other socially marginalized groups.


The gender assessment of UNDP’s programme and operations established a baseline for gender mainstreaming and provided recommendations to guide action in developing and implementing a comprehensive vision, strategy and programme for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). However, on-going conflict and the need for a humanitarian response creates a difficult working environment in which to advance the gender equality strategy in the oPt. more

Women Empowerment

A woman scientist conducting research at the Biodiversity and Environmental Research Centre supported by GEF through UNDPmore

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Inayat Nageeb in her lingerie shop, a business she was able to start thanks to a grant from DEEP. Through her business, she has doubled her family's income. (Photo: UNDP PAPP)
Woman lifts her family out of poverty in the West Bank

Starting a business with limited resources in East Jerusalem, West Bank, is a challenge — especially for women. For Inayat Nageeb, a housewife and a mothermore 

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