NGO Follow-Up Report

26 أغسطس 2023

This follow-up report examines recent developments and highlights certain provisions from the State of Palestine's Replies to the list of issues in relation to its initial report submitted to the Committee on Civil and Political Rights, with a specific focus on gender perspectives. It provides updates on several key areas, including equality and non-discrimination, the State's obligations, and due diligence towards the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), particularly concerning violence against women (VAW) and gender-based violence (GBV). Additionally, it addresses the National Referral System, sexual and reproductive health, abortion rights, the right to life, sexual harassment in the workplace and public sphere, access to justice, independence of the judiciary, rights to freedom of expression, and media freedoms in the public sphere, smear campaigns against human rights organizations and defenders, the digital space, and women's participation in political and public life.