|17 October 2009|
The microfinance department grew out of one of the most difficult microfinance environments in the world, overshadowed by decades of occupation and unique restrictions on enterprise and trade.
|Women Flock to UNRWA Child Development Course|
|22 July 2009|
"As soon as we heard about this new course offered by UNRWA, we all came running to register," exclaims Abeer Issa, an enthusiastic student of the recently launched "Child Development in Kindergarten" course.
|Raising the roof|
|22 April 2009|
They are using their own hands to build a floor. It is hard work, but worth the effort. As the Palestinian women from the Yarmouk Centre attest, necessity is the mother of invention.
|West Bank Pioneers: Dalal Salameh|
|19 March 2009|
In any context, Dalal Salameh, head of the General Union for Palestinian Women in Nablus, would be considered remarkable. As a woman from the largest refugee camp in the West Bank, her achievements are all the more incredible.
|West Bank Pioneers: Umm Ra’ad|
|18 March 2009|
Traditional embroidery is an important part of Palestinian culture, rich in cultural meaning and symbolism. Palestinian women play a considerable role in maintaining this heritage..
|Syria: Palestinian Refugee Women Under Humanitarian International Law|
|12 March 2009|
As part of Syria’s celebration of International Women’s Day, the Syrian Authority for Family Affairs yesterday hosted a conference at the Syrian Opera House on the subject of the status of Palestinian refugee women under international humanitarian law.
|Gaza: "I want to be free and safe; these are my two main wishes."|
|11 March 2009|
Basma Hamid Rajab, a volunteer at the Eastern Gaza Centre for Family Development, explains she relishes the opportunities that have been opened up for her and other local women.
By Najwa Sheikh Ahmed
|The struggle to survive impedes the struggle for gender parity|
|10 March 2009|
Wafa Khatib looks every inch the confident business woman as she sits manning a stall at an event organized to mark International Women’s Day in Dheisha refugee camp near the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
|Lebanon: One Week of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence|
|09 March 2009|
To mark International Women’s Day, women’s centres in seven camps across Lebanon worked with Lebanese and Palestinian NGOs to organise awareness-raising events.
|School Children Say It With Colour|
|09 March 2009|
Students at the Marka and Zarqa schools in Jordan this week put their best artistic skills into action in support of UNIFEM's campaign against violence against women, and to express their ideas and feelings about the issue.