Promotion and Improvment of Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Rights for Women in the Gaza Strip

Project title: Promotion and Improvment of Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Rights for Women in the Gaza Strip.

Implementation Period: 12 months (01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015)

Donor: NRC

Thematic Program: Woman Support and Empowerment Program


According to research on women’s HLP rights recently undertaken by NRC, women are frequently knowledgeable about their rights to inheritance and wish to claim their rights, but the consequences for doing so may be too high. Women face being cut off from their families and this can be a major deterrent to claiming their rights as well as a major cause of personal and social friction and division. As a result, this project will particularly focus on targeting men through information sessions in relation to women’s HLP rights to better understand women’s rights as part of community rights that both the Shari’a law and Palestinian law gives women and men HLP rights equally.

Main Objective: To contibute to promoting women’s housing, land and property (HLP) rights in Gaza Strip.

Project Objective: To enhance the protection of the rights of women and vulnerable communities in Gaza Strip (HLP) through improved access, information, legal services and advocacy in relation to their HLP rights and by advancing the role of civil society in monitoring HLP issues.

Targeted Groups:

  • 500 Palestinians (350 women and 150 men) in vulnerable communities in Gaza Strip, will receive legal information on women’s HLP rights.
  • 270 women will recieve legal assistance, including legal counselling and/or representation, from PCDCR before traditional, administrative and judicial authorities in Gaza.
  • 50 traditional community leaders will receive legal training focus on meditation and arbiration
  • Family members and communities of the targeted groups.


  • Provision of legal assistance including counselling and/or representation for 270 women facing challenges in accessing HLP rights before traditional, administrative and judicial bodies.
  • Provision of 30 legal information sessions on HLP rights to gassroots organisations targeting 500 persons (350 women and 150 men) in vulnerable communities.
  • Provision of three legal trainings on women’s HLP rights targeting for 50 female mukhtars.
  • Coordination of legal aid service providers through the Lagal Task Force in Gaza.
  • Organisation of 6 bi-monthly information sharing workshops for affected women on HLP issues to exchange experience.
  • Organisation of 4 quarterly policy days on women’s HLP issues with the local authorities, UN/INGOs and civil society.
  • Media and advocacy intiatives to raise awareness and knowledge of women’s HLP issues through five radio episodes and other media outlets.