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Najdeh Association study on domestic violence: 29% of Palestinian women are victim of DV || Newspapers (Arabic)


Najdeh Association released the results of a study conducted with 459 Palestinian women and which shows that 29% of Palestinian women living in refugee camps are victims of domestic violence.   The results were announced during a seminar that was organized by the Palestinian Women Forum, CAFOD, and Najdeh Association at the Tyre municipality.  The seminar was entitled “Bridging the gap between local laws and international conventions in relation to domestic violence”.  The results of the study were presented by Aziza Khalidi who noted the negative effects of violence on Palestinian refugee women both at the community and household levels and called for respecting the rights of women according to international conventions. Lawyer Danielle Hoayek of ABAAD talked about different strategies to bridge the gap between international conventions and local laws in order to protect women from domestic violence and from exploitation.

Source: Al-Nahar, Al-safir 29 November 2012

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