Sexual Abuse Inside the Palestinian Family

Final project
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Gender Based Violence
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Supervisors: Thomas Brorsen Smidt


This project proposal discusses and analysis sexual abuse in Palestinian families (West Bank, Gaza strip and Western Jerusalem). The proposal bases its analysis on statistics gathered by the Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution and covers the years 2007 to 2009. This is a problem that sofar has received limited attention in Palestine and little is known about the prevalence of sexual abuse in Palestinian families. It is argued that this problem has largely been silenced. However, the statistics show that sexual violence in families is a real problem with serious psychological and social effects. The project proposal points out the lack of resources for dealing with this problem and makes several suggestions for how to counter it.