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Staff members of Community Based Organizations in Khan Younis actively participate in a ‘Training of Trainers’ workshop offered by the UNRWA Gender Initiative with funds from BMZ Germany. Photo credit: © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmed Al Maqadama.
23 April 2015
UNRWA has entered the final phase of an early recovery project called ‘Assistance to Support Education, Health and Gender in the Transition from Emergency to Development’, generously funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ).
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As part of a monitoring mechanism and also ensuring the sharing of experience among field offices, UNRWA is working on the development of an Agency-wide report which gathers inputs and reflections from field offices on progress on the implementation of field-specific Gender Action Plans.

Graduate Islam Issa is giving a welcome speech during the graduation ceremony of the Young Women Leaders Programme in Gaza city. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
07 September 2016
On 30 August the UNRWA Gender Initiative organized a graduation ceremony for 300 young female graduates who participated in three-month training under the Young Women Leaders Programme, which serves to promote equal opportunities for women in Gaza
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Gender Bulletin 70
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UNRWA is working on compiling inputs from field offices to feed into the Report of the Secretary-General on the situation of, and assistance to, Palestini-an Women, an annual report which presents an overview of the assistance provided to Palestinian women by the entities of the UN system.

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UNRWA is organizing a workshop from 26-28 July in Amman, bringing together the different field offices and HQ staff to discuss ‘Processes and Steps to Strengthen GBV Prevention’ within the framework of the two-year programme, Building Safety.

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UNRWA school in Zarqa © 2016 UNRWA Photo
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UNRWA is organizing the workshop ’Building Safety: Enhancing UNRWA Response to Incidents of Sexual Violence - The Manual’ on 14-16 June 2016 in Amman. The workshop will bring together front line staff from field offices and HQ staff to test the first draft of the manual on Sexual Violence....

Lawyers, hired through the UNRWA Job-Creation Programme, discuss with Fadwa her case in the legal unit of the UNRWA Women Programme Centre in Nuseirat camp, central Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
13 June 2016
Legal units in UNRWA Women Programme Centres in Gaza strengthen women’s access to justice
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The team of women who implemented the “Your Life Is Important to Us” initiative with the UNRWA Gender Initiative coordinator during the closing ceremony © UNRWA, 2016, photo by Mohamed Yaghi.
08 June 2016
On 25May 2016, the UNRWA Gender Initiative Programme (GIP) organized a closing ceremony for its Gender Based Violence(GBV) initiative “Your Life Is Important to Us” at the Moonlight Hall in Gaza city. Approximately 300 community members, including representatives from local organizations, attended the closing event.
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Gender Bulletin 67

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2016
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Following the Gender Taskforce Meeting, and an inception visit where consultations were carried out with fields, headquarters, programmes and management, the Gender Section has been working on finalizing the Gender Equality Strategy 2016-2021. Additionally, the different Gender Action Plans are...

54-year-old Azeya Abu Amra, behind the counter of her shop in As Salam neighbourhood in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
06 May 2016
Azeya Abu Amra’s grocery store is located in As Salam neighbourhood in Rafah, southern Gaza. It is a neighbourhood that begins where the asphalt streets turn into dark-red sandy roads, bordered by donkey stalls and make-shift homes made of plastic, wood and corrugated metal. Around the corner from the local mosque,...
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