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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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‘A Ray Of Hope’ Event in Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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The UNRWA Annual Gender Task Force Meeting took place in Amman last month and saw the participation of representatives from all field offices and Headquarters. Participants gave input for the gender-based violence e-learning course which is currently being developed and discussed the draft of...

“Ordinary women can play extraordinary roles in the community.” On 8 March, the UNRWA Gender Initiative organized a celebration of International Women’s Day in the UNRWA Vocational Training Centre in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Reham Ghazali
21 March 2016
Approximately 500 women and girls from all areas of Gaza gathered at the UNRWA Khan Younis Training Centre on 8 March to celebrate International Women’s Day together
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Gender Bulletin 65

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2016
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On 22, 23 and 24 March 2016 UNRWA organizes the Annual Gender Task Force Meeting in Amman to discuss the draft of the new UNRWA Gender Strategy. A roundtable ‘SDG5 And Women Refugees: Mechanisms To Step It Up’ will be part of the meeting’s programme in light of International Women’s Day....

09 March 2016
The UNRWA Gender Initiative organized a celebration for International Women’s Day under this year’s slogan, ‘Planet 50:50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality’, in the UNRWA Vocational Training Centre in Khan Younis
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
08 March 2016
On International Women’s Day, UNRWA pays a proud tribute to its thousands of female school principals, teachers, education specialists, attendants, doctors, nurses, social workers, administrative and other staff.
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© 2014 UNRWA Lebanon Field Office Archives
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2016
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In view of addressing gender-based violence (GBV) holistically, in 2009, UNRWA adopted a multisectoral approach informed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings.  Work on addressing GBV has focused on the building of referral...

© 2010 UNRWA Photo
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2016
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The Gender Bulletin has been issued by the Agency’s Gender Section on a monthly basis since 2010. Starting from the February 2016 edition, the Bulletin can be accessed on the UNRWA website under ‘Reports’.

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A group of students from al-Maghazi Preparatory Girls School B attend an awareness session on early marriage at al-Maghazi WPC. One student, Raghda Abu Ma’liq, explains her point of view during discussions: “Education is really important for us; it’s the tool to achieve a better understanding of things, which at the end will lead to a better future too.” © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
08 January 2016
The annual ’16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign’ led by UN Women concluded in December 2015, but the topic remains relevant all year round. The campaign calls upon activists, governments and United Nations partners to mobilize people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending...
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One of the projects made by UNRWA students in Damascus for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign says: ‘Protection for all: No to begging, no to discrimination, no to school dropouts, no to sexual abuse, no to homelessness, no to child labour, and no to domestic violence’. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 December 2015
With drawings, paintings and wall magazines promoting the theme of this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All’, UNRWA students in Damascus joined forces to say no to violence against women and children, yes to...
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