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Danish aid to help battered women in Palestine

The WHO estimates that 37 percent of all women in Palestine have experienced gender-based violence


The aid heading to Palestine is part of a 15 million kroner grant to tackle gender-based violence in countries where there is conflict (Photo: Scanpix)

June 13, 2014
13:43

by Christian Wenande


The trade and development minister, Mogens Jensen, has earmarked six million kroner to help tackle violence against women in Palestine.

The issue is a considerable challenge in Palestine where conditions for women and girls has deteriorated due to the humanitarian situation and conflict with Israel.

“Many Palestinian women and young girls have a tough time in the occupied areas on the West Bank and in Gaza,” Jensen said in a press release.

“Violence against women is part of daily life and our aid will support the Palestinian government’s efforts in this area.”

The aid will be funnelled through the UN Population Fund and is part of a 15 million kroner grant to tackle gender-based violence in countries where there is conflict.

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High rates of gender violence
The World Health Organisation estimates that 37 percent of all women in Palestine have experienced gender-based violence and in Gaza that figure is at about 50 percent. Few women dare report the abuse out of fear of reprisals and few seek out clinics or other methods of help.

Among other things, Denmark’s aid to Palestine will go to improving the treatment available for women victims of abuse at clinics and hospitals and it will also support preventative measures through the education of health workers who work with women and girls in their local areas.

According to Jensen, Denmark is the country in the world that uses the largest percentage of its humanitarian aid to help women and children in areas of conflict.



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