Ashrawi deems adoption of UN resolution a victory for Palestinian women

PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi welcomed the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) adoption of a draft resolution entitled, “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women,” which was recommended by the Commission on the Status of Women in its sixty-first session in March:
 
The resolution affirms that ‘the Israeli occupation remains the major obstacle for Palestinian women with regard to their advancement, self-reliance and integration in the development of their society.’”
 
The Resolution urges the international community “to intensify its measures to improve the difficult conditions being faced by Palestinian women and their families living under Israeli occupation.”
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