The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is the largest multi-country study of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. So what does it mean to be a man in Palestine in 2017 and beyond – and what impact does masculinity have on the lives of women and girls, on men themselves, and for gender equality more broadly? To answer this question in Palestine, Promundo and UN Women, with the Institute of Women’s Studies, Birzeit University, conducted qualitative research and surveyed 1,200 men and 1,199 women between the ages of 18 and 59, from Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
Learn more about what’s happening in Palestine below, and download the full multi-country report and executive summary here.
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Understanding Masculinities in Palestine: Saad’s Story
In this documentary film, find out how Saad is challenging stereotypes and supporting gender equality in Palestine through online platforms.
Understanding Gender Norms in Palestine: A Drama
Watch Karim reflect on the ways he learned what it means to be a man in Palestine, in this dramatization inspired by the documentary “Saad’s Story.”
of Palestinian men agree that a woman should tolerate violence to keep the family together.
of Palestinian men would like to have the option of parental leave for fathers.
of Palestinian men think there should be more women in positions of political authority.
of Palestinians worry about their own and their family’s futures.