women

UNRWA Archives
04 September 2014
As the people of Gaza emerge from 50 days of conflict, one group of women will be using their talent and creativity to bring much needed income to their families, while at the same time sharing traditional Palestinian art with the wider world.
Features
A Sweeter Future
09 April 2014
A deformed leg, a failing thyroid gland and kidney disease were not enough to hold Alla Jarghoun down. Her illness may have forced her to withdraw from school, but she wasn’t willing to give up
Features
Step by Step
31 March 2014
“For 18 years, I used to take my pocket money from my dad”, says Hanan. Now 35, she has always nurtured great expectations, planning to become a career woman with no need for pocket money.
Features
A Visit on Mother’s Day
21 March 2014
West Bank On Mother’s Day, 21 March, the elderly women of the Palestine refugee camps of Aqbat Jabr and Ein el-Sultan received a surprise visit from Felipe Sanchez, Director of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Operations in the West Bank, who came to remind them that they – among the most vulnerable of refugees –...
Features
Shelter from the Storm
24 March 2014
Palestine refugee women’s lives have always been very difficult. We lead lives of continuous struggle, very different from the normal life enjoyed by others,”
Features
19 March 2014
Gaza As a child, Um Ahmad didn’t have the opportunity to go to school, and she was completely illiterate when she got married, at only 18. But those who underestimate women like this Palestine refugee from Khan Younis, in Gaza, should take a look at Um Ahmad today. Now 42, Um Ahmad supports herself, her jobless...
Features
Breaking the Cycle
08 March 2014
“It is my favorite time reminiscing about the past,” said Ina’am Hadad, and it’s easy to understand why: Her impressive past illuminates the strides that not just she but also Palestine refugee women in general have made.
Features
The Unknown Road
06 March 2014
“As if leaving our motherland was not enough, we also had to leave the countries where we found asylum, without knowing where we were going,” says Rania. Thirty-seven, Rania was displaced at the beginning of the conflict in Syria from Harasta, in rural Damascus, to Daria. Violence intensified in Daria and her family...
Features
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...
Features
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...
Features