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UN adopts resolution to support Palestinian women

June 3, 2016 1:50 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 22, 2016 4:56 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- In a massive effort to tackle issues surrounding the advancement of women, social development, and non-communicable diseases, the UN Economic and Social Council adopted seven resolutions on Friday, one of which entitled “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women.”

The “Situation of assistance to Palestinian women” was first adopted on March 24 by the UN Commission on the Status of Women by an overwhelming majority.

Among the 27 countries that voted in favor of the resolution were India, China, and Brazil. The only two countries that voted against the resolution were Australia and the United States.

In the draft resolution, the Commission on the Status of Women expressed “deep concern about the grave situation of Palestinian women in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, resulting from the severe impact of the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and all of its manifestations.”

In addition to high rates of poverty and unemployment, the document cited Israel’s illegal practices of “home demolitions, evictions of Palestinians, the revocation of residency rights, and arbitrary detention and imprisonment” as parts of “the systematic violation of their [Palestinians’] human rights.”

Speaking after the vote, ‎First Counselor at the Mission of Palestine to the UN Nadya Rasheed thanked delegations which voted in favor of the resolution, saying that it sent a strong message of solidarity to the Palestinian people, whose rights have been continually violated by Israel.

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