18. Palestinian Women Prisoners Shackled during Childbirth

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Female Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons are treated inhumanely and often denied medical care, and legal representation, and are forced to live in squalid conditions. The conditions and violations faced by women in Israeli jails need to be addressed from a gender perspective, according to CEDAW, the United Nation’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

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Fabrizia Falcione, interview by Mehru Jaffer, “Interview: Palestinian Women Prisoners Shackled During Childbirth,” Electronic Intifada, March 11, 2011, http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11852.shtml.


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