Honor Killings Increased in Palestine

In two separate incidents last week under unclear circumstances young women were killed in the Gaza Strip. The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights condemns the crimes and calls on the concerned authorities to launch investigations and bring perpetrators to justice.

On Thursday, 20 February, 2014, S.N.M., 18, was killed at approximately 1:30 pm. A report [...]

UN: 58 Percent Of Women Trafficking Cases For Sexual Exploitation

International Women’s Day offers an ideal opportunity to highlight the vulnerability of women and girls to human trafficking across the world.

According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2012, women account for up to 60 per cent of this vile crime’s global victims. When the figures for women [...]

Women In Gaza Are Affected by The Armed Conflict

إمتحانات أبنائنا في الخارج.  موعد الإجتماع الخميس القادم 14 فبراير 2013 بالمكتب الثقافي الساعة السادسة مساءاً

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights – Fact-sheet on Women in Armed Conflict, 2012 – Part of “Strengthening national capacities to monitor and document and advocate for women’s rights in times of armed conflict” project funded by OSF

This fact-sheet shows [...]

Abbas: Honor Killings Benefit Women!!

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas promised several times that he would change the shameless laws protecting perpetrators of “honor killings”. But this did not happen. Abbas has backtracked on his promises. Today Dec. 25 2012, Ma’an News Agency reported that Abbas “has no plans to outlaw honor killings”.

The Palestinians believe that the reason for the [...]

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