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Young Women Leaders Programme: UNRWA enhances women’s potential in the workforce
07 February 2014
Gaza On 15 January, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) finally managed to celebrate the graduation of 700 students from its Young Women Leaders Programme (YWLP). This winter, a total of 1,421 students graduated from the programme, funded by the Norwegian and Basque governments, but the third ceremony...
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Engaging Youth: A Journey to Self-Sufficiency
06 February 2014
Damascus Dark-eyed and vivacious, 23-year-old Samar is the picture of a successful entrepreneur, but behind that picture are all the unhappiness and uncertainty of the conflict that has been devastating Syria for nearly three years. After being forced to flee their home in Yarmouk, Samar and her family came to the UN...
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In Gaza, Men Say ‘No’ to Violence against Women
05 February 2014
Gaza On 25 November 2013, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) launched the 16 Days Campaign to Combat Violence against Women. The theme for 2013 was ‘Time for Change: Men Say No to Violence Against Women’. In Gaza, the campaign reached 2,150 people through activities including sessions with key figures...
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UNRWA - Private Sector Partnerships
03 February 2014
“At UNRWA, we see private companies as important partners. Together, we are focusing on achieving sustainable development and supporting refugee communities,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi tells the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in a recently published interview. Asked about which companies...
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