UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
On the margins of CSW
“Women, Peace and Security and Beijing+25: Progress and Challenges for Women and Girls in Palestine”
Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. (NY Time)
The UN Palestinian Rights Committee organized the Virtual Event on the margins of the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on “Women, Peace and Security and Beijing+25: Progress and Challenges for Women and Girls in Palestine” via WebEx. The event was also livestreamed on UN Web TV.
The event was organised as a panel conversation – moderated by Amb. Adela Raz, Vice-Chair of the Committee and Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the UN – with three Palestinian women officials and civil society representatives, from different regions of the occupied Palestinian territory and across generations. Ms. Hind Khoury, former Palestinian Minister for Jerusalem and Ambassador to France; H.E. Amal Jadou, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Ms. Nour Swirki, activist and journalist in Gaza, shed light on the unique situation of Palestinian women under occupation as well as on their roles and actions within Palestinian society and institutions to end the occupation, while emphasizing ways for the international community to provide support, including through the CSW.
Participants consisted of Committee Members/Observers and the Palestinian women panelists.
All Member States, intergovernmental and civil society organizations as well as the public and media were invited to follow the event and pose questions.