women

Sameera and her family with her new sewing machine. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
17 April 2015
“My mother started crying when my children and I surprised her with a visit after six months of absence,” says Sameera. “I had not been able to afford the transport costs to visit. People who live in Jordan could afford to visit Tulkarem more frequently than I, and I only live 20 minutes away." Sameera lives in a...
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03 April 2015
Palestine refugees who fled the conflict in Syria and sought refuge in Lebanon (PRS) are facing harsh living conditions and struggling to meet the basic needs of their families’ daily life. PRS women-headed households with children are in a particularly vulnerable situation during the harsh winter months. In response...
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Sana, a 22-year-old Palestine refugee woman from Nahr el-Bared, takes a photo of a little girl in the street. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
01 April 2015
“I want to make cinematic movies my way and compose the movies’ music myself,” says Sana, a 22-year-old Palestine refugee woman, as she watches passersby stroll the alleys of Beddawi camp in northern Lebanon.
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A Will to Survive
18 March 2015
Tamam Al-Yasuri, 54, was determined from a young age to become an educated woman with her own career. “When I grew up, I realized that the only way to help my father support his large family was to study and work,” she explains.
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Jaramana Camp, Syria. © 2014 UNRWA photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 March 2015
The conflict in Syria has created profound challenges for Palestine refugee families, particularly those with young children. Many have experienced situations of extreme trauma, including the loss of family members and friends and direct exposure to armed violence. These traumatic experiences can provoke acute...
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
07 March 2015
Speaking with passion and composure, Noor* describes her experiences as a survivor of gender-based violence. "I feel empowered and I am rebuilding my life after experiencing violence at home. I do this through counselling and other support provided by the UNRWA Family Support Office in Alliance, Damascus. I know that...
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© UNRWA/Nader Dagher
26 December 2014
Female entrepreneurs from camps across the West Bank exhibited 3,000 examples of traditional Palestinian products such as embroidery and soap at a bazaar in Nazareth earlier this month, in coordination with the UNRWA Relief and Social Services Programme’s woman’s department. “This bazaar open new horizons for women...
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