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Women and Security: Findings from an Assessment on the Security Perceptions of Palestinian Women and Girls

Stephanie Chaban


Despite being uniquely affected by insecurity and violence in conflict-affected and post-conflict regions, the perspectives of women and girls are rarely brought into the security debate. The Palestinian Territories are no different. Yet, Palestinian
women and girls have much to relay about the way conflict and insecurity impact their lives.


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DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.44


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