|Deputy Commissioner-General statement on International Women's Day|
|08 March 2012|
Today, we join the celebrations of the International Women’s Day, which has been observed by the United Nations since 1975. The theme for 2012 is "Empower Rural Women — End Hunger and Poverty".
|UNRWA celebrates International Women's Day|
|08 March 2012|
International Women’s Day is commemorated all over the world on 8 March. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate progress towards gender equality and to raise awareness on work still to be done on gender-based discrimination.
|UNRWA gives young women on-the-job experience with Palestine Red Crescent|
|07 February 2012|
To help provide opportunities for girls and young women in Gaza, UNRWA has partnered with the Palestine Red Crescent Society to offer rare on-the-job placements.
|Lebanese minister tours refugee camp, discusses cooperation with UNRWA|
|24 January 2012|
A memorandum of understanding was signed today in Burj Barajneh Palestine refugee camp between the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and Lebanon’s Ministry of Social Affairs.
|UNRWA training brings together mothers and girls in Amman refugee camp|
|23 December 2011|
Over 300 refugee mothers completed a one-month course offered by the UNRWA Girls’ Preparatory School in Amman New Camp earlier this month. The programme brought together refugee parents and students with support from the local community.
|Empowering women who head households in the Gaza Strip|
|21 December 2011|
UNRWA has launched a new programme to provide training for single mothers and other women who head households in the Gaza Strip, as part of a broader strategy to achieve gender equality for Palestine refugees.
|Gazans join forces to combat violence against women|
|09 December 2011|
A thousand-strong audience gathered in Gaza City yesterday for a festival to combat violence against women. The event marked the end of the global campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.
|End gender-based violence, says UNRWA Commissioner-General |
|07 December 2011|
The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi, today called for an end to gender-based violence at a training and awareness-raising event at the Agency’s Qalandia Training Centre.
|Bicycle race highlights campaign against gender-based violence in Aida camp|
|06 December 2011|
On 26 November, UNRWA launched its 16-day campaign to end gender-based violence in West Bank refugee camps through ongoing activities in its schools, centres and clinics.
|Women document their lives in the Gaza Strip|
|14 November 2011|
Last year, UNRWA trained 30 women from across the Gaza Strip in photography as a way to allow Palestinian women to document, through their own eyes and creative aspirations, what they believe are the realities facing women in Gaza today.