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International
Violence Against Palestinian Women 08 Nov 2006
A report published this week by Human Rights Watch says that the Palestinian Authority (PA) has failed to establish an effective framework to respond to violence against women and girls.  It says that despite the current political and economic crisis, there are steps that the PA can and should take. The report, “A Question of Security: Violence Against Palestinian Women and Girls,” documents dozens of cases of violence ranging from spousal and child abuse to rape, incest and murders committed under the guise of family “honour.”

Jenni discusses the issues with Farida Deif, co author of the report and Middle East and North Africa Researcher for the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch.  


The Report: 'A Question Security: Violence against Palestinian Women and Girls'
Human Rights Watch - Defending Human Rights Worldwide

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