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The situation in Jenin:

The situation continues to deteriorate, but despite this, the construction work on the shelter center is progressing.

We are facing a financial crisis in Jenin. Municipal employees have not received their salaries for over 5 months, leading to major difficulties in purchasing food and in daily life. It's a real economic catastrophe; women have no resources. Israeli incursions continue to destroy our roads and infrastructure.
Mayssoun Dawoud Head of the Women's Violence Observatory in Jenin
At the moment, we are witnessing heartbreaking scenes. Children are abandoned by their families. Some of these desperate children leave school to try to earn money on the streets, while others simply wander the streets because their families can no longer support them.
Initiatives of the Women’s Violence Observatory in Jenin:
We have created a space for women to sell their products to support their families. The municipality has provided us with a 100m2 room dedicated to the economic support section for women in Jenin. Facing the economic crisis due to the war, women are seeking ways to support needy families. This gives them a sense of usefulness, independence, and maintains hope despite the difficult period.
The legal clinic, composed of young lawyers, continues to provide information on social media focusing on issues such as divorce and alimony.
We have opened a library with books on women's rights and a cinema screening prevention and awareness films on violence against women.
Future perspectives and hope for the future:

In the face of the evolving situation, Mayssoun Dawoud highlighted the importance of progress made by the Observatory:

The Observatory, which was initially just an office at the beginning of the project, is now a key player in Jenin. I am proud of our work and our evolution despite the difficult situation. My hope is to achieve peace, but for that, the war must stop, prisoners must return to their families, and violence must cease. Faced with the war and the increasing situations of domestic violence in Jenin, we have been involved in the construction of a shelter center for women victims of violence, thanks to funding from the French Development Agency in the FICOL project.
Mayssoun Dawoud Head of the Women's Violence Observatory in Jenin
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During our weekly meeting on July 9, 2024, Mayssoun Dawoud, Head of the Observatory of Violence Against Women in Jenine, shared...

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During our weekly meeting on May 30, 2024, Mayssoun Dawoud, Head of the Observatory of Violence Against Women in Jenin, shared...

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During our weekly meeting on May 16, Mayssoun Dawoud, Head of the Observatory for Violence Against Women in Jenin, shared...

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THE SITUATION IN JENIN: EVOLUTION AND PERSPECTIVES 17 May 2024

During our last two weekly meetings, Mayssoun Dawoud, Head of the Women's Violence Observatory in Jenin, shared information about...

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On the occasion of International Labour Day, it is important to highlight initiatives aimed at promoting the economic empowerment...

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Critical Situation in Jenin: Growing Tensions and Urgent Needs 15 April 2024

During our weekly video conference on 4 April, we shared information on the situation in Jenin. Maysoun Dawoud, Head of the Jenin...

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International solidarity with Palestinian women 15 April 2024

As part of the project “Territories protecting women victims of violence”, the International Observatory on Violence against...

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WAR IN DJENIN: SITUATION DURING RAMADAN 27 March 2024

During our weekly video call on March 21st, Mayssoun Dawoud, Head of the Observatory for Violence Against Women in Djenin, shared...

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Voices of the Women of Jenin: Call for solidarity 25 March 2024

During a telephone conversation on March 13, we received alarming information about the situation in Djénine. Mayssoun Dawoud,...

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The importance of the Observatory of violence against women in Jenin in times of war 07 March 2024

On this March 8, 2024, we would like to express our solidarity with all women and girls who are victims of violence in times of...

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The International Observatory on Violence against Women places the fight against violence against women in the continuity of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 06 March 2024

As part of the 2024 Campus Seminar of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) from February 19 to 23, 2024, the International...

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The International Observatory of Violence against Women: A Commitment to Women's Rights in Africa 28 February 2024

A look back at the seminar entitled "Territories protecting women victims of violence", organised by the International...

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WOMEN OF DJENINE: UNITED IN TIMES OF WAR 26 February 2024

During our weekly video conference meeting with Palestine on February 8th, Mayssoun Dawoud, Head of the Observatory for Violence...

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February 6: International Day against Female Genital Mutilation 14 February 2024

The International Observatory on Violence against Women is committed to combating female genital mutilation.

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The importance of solidarity with women in wartime 04 January 2024

As part of the project "Territories protecting women victims of violence," the team from the Observatory of Violence against...

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JENIN : HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY AND SOLIDARITY WITH WOMEN 02 January 2024

Within the framework of the project "Territories protecting women victims of violence", the city of Jenin, is the target of...

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Critical context in the West Bank: the impact on women and children 02 January 2024

As part of the project "Territories protecting women victims of violence", the team of the International Observatory on violence...

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CRITICAL CONTEXT IN JENIN: DEVASTATING IMPACT ON YOUTH 29 November 2023

As part of the project "Territories protecting women victims of violence", the International Observatory on violence against...

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Support for women and children in Jenin 24 November 2023

As part of the project "Territories protecting women victims of violence", the International Observatory on Violence against...

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“Femmes du Monde in Seine-Saint-Denis 2023”: A Week of Exchanges and Commitment 23 November 2023

From November 8 to 17, the Observatory of Violence against Women hosted the 19th edition of Femmes du Monde in Seine-Saint-Denis....

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The Committed Tour of Yadira Cortés Castillo: A voice against Femicides 23 November 2023

In November 2023, Yadira Cortés Castillo, a Mexican activist and guest speaker at the 19th ”Femmes du Monde” in...

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Review of the "Youth Against Sexism" Training Week 22 November 2023

In September 2023, a delegation of facilitators from Djénine and Ngazidja came to Seine-Saint-Denis to participate in training...

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Mission report: International Observatory on Violence against Women in Ngazidja 10 November 2023

In June 2023, a delegation from Seine-Saint-Denis travelled for the second time to Ngazidja (Comoros), as part of the "...

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Mission report: the International Observatory on Violence against Women in Palestinian Territories 03 November 2023

In May 2023, a delegation from Seine-Saint-Denis visited the Palestinian Territories as part of the international programme...

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SUPPORT FOR THE WOMEN OF JENIN 20 October 2023

In the framework of the project “Territories protecting women victims of violence”, the International Observatory on Violence...

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International Observatory on Violence against Women meets Cities for Peace 04 August 2023

The coordinator of the International Observatory on Violence Against Women attended the 4th Forum of Cities and Territories for...

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Discover the winners of the Agir IN Seine-Saint-Denis 2023 call for projects supported by the International Observatory on Violence against Women 20 July 2023

This is the fifth edition of the call for projects Agir IN Seine-Saint-Denis. This year, a new category of actions dedicated to...

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The International Observatory on Violence against Women supports the joint campaign of the ICPDHR - UCLG and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 30 June 2023

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we are proud to join the Social Inclusion, Human...

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Local initiatives carried out by our partners on the occasion of International Women's Day 18 April 2023

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Week of exchanges "For a global network of local governements committed into the fight against violence against women": Return on the reception of Mrs. Samaké Bouaré Bintou Founé 12 April 2023

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8 March, the mobilisation of women in social movements 17 March 2023

On the occasion of 8 March, it is essential to highlight the mobilisation of women in social movements, who are fighting to put...

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The International Observatory on Violence against Women takes off in Latin America 24 February 2023

Return on the seminar "Fighting violence against women in public and private spaces" organised by the International Observatory...

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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 06 February 2023

February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation.

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Femmes du Monde en Seine Saint Denis: 20 years of local and international solidarity 24 November 2022

From November 7 to 12, the Observatory of Violence against Women hosted the 18th edition of Femmes du Monde in Seine Saint Denis,...

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International meetings in South Korea: review of the WHRCF and the UCLG World Congress 21 November 2022

From 9 to 14 October 2022, the International Observatory on Violence against Women was in South Korea to participate in the World...

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Mission of the International Observatory on Violence against Women in the Palestinian Territories 19 October 2022

In the pursuit of the International Observatory program "Caring territories for women victims of violence", our delegation went...

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Local and regional governments against gender-based violence: intimate partner violence and feminicide 19 October 2022

On June 22, 2022, the Department of Seine-Saint-Denis and UGCL co-hosted a webinar on "Local and Regional Governments against...

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Echange entre l'Observatoire international des violences envers les femmes et la Ville de Barcelone 30 August 2022

Ernestine Ronai et Amélie Videau , respectivement responsable et coordinatrice de l'Observatoire international des violences...

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Mission of the International Observatory on Violence against Women to Ngazidja 28 August 2022

Following the development of the international program "Territories caring for women victims of violence", a delegation composed...

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Inauguration of the Observatory of Violence against Women in Jenin (Palestine) 31 March 2022

In February 2022, the city of Jenin (Palestine) inaugurate the office of the Observatory of Violence against Women.

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8 March: women's rights violations in armed conflicts 25 March 2022

On this International Women’s Day, we would like to express our solidarity with all these women and their children.

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Exchange between Seine Saint Denis (France), Ngazidja (Comoros) and Jenin (Palestinian territories) on violence against women 16 November 2021

Meeting between the Observatory of violence against women of Seine Saint Denis, the island of Ngazidja (Comoros) and the...

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