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The Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Bo Schack, visits the opening of ‘Tezzkar Atelier’ in Gaza City on 16 March. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
30 March 2016
Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Bo Schack, visited the ‘Our Women Products’ exhibition, displaying a variety of beautiful and elegant handmade products and homemade food designed and cooked by women from Gaza, aiming to increase their access to the local market, and organized by the Women’s Affairs Centre in...
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“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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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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UNRWA senior nurse Jamalat Abu Hilal (on the left) leads an awareness session for deaf women in Al-Amal Association in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
08 March 2016
As part of its Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, UNRWA is organizing over 100 awareness and outreach sessions throughout the Gaza Strip.
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Over the past 25 years UNRWA has financed 398,154 loans valued at USD 440.41 million, with women receiving 132,065 of these loans (33 per cent), valued at USD 98.48 million (or just 22 per cent of the historical value of loans financed). As the longest running programme, Gaza financed more loans...

Twenty-five-year old Palestine refugee Nihaya al-Qidra is reading a brochure on the importance of early registration of pregnancy in the waiting area of the UNWRA Khan Younis Health Centre in southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Abu Hamam.
28 January 2016
UNRWA provides antenatal care services, including a comprehensive initial physical examination, and regular follow-up checks, including the screening for pregnancy-related hypertension, diabetes mellitus, anemia and oral health issues, in each of its 21 health centres across the Gaza Strip.
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Women on a carnation farm in Rafah, employed through the UNRWA Job Creation Programme, bundle flowers destined for the local Gaza market. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
10 September 2015
In a big wide tent on a carnation farm in Rafah, southern Gaza, around 15 women are sitting at a large table piled with purple, dark red and yellow-white flowers; quietly and with concentration, they bundle them into decorative bouquets, wrapped into shiny see-through plastic paper. The women, hired through the UNRWA...
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Ramadan Charity Bazaar in Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
25 June 2015
The hustle and bustle of eager shoppers filled al-Mashraqa restaurant in Damascus on 7 June for the annual bazaar in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan.
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Ghufran Azeemeh in her shop in Jaramana. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
24 June 2015
Growing up as a young woman in Syria was tough even before the current crisis. Six years ago, at the age of 16, Ghufran Azeemeh dreamed of starting her own business.
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