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...
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.
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.
Suhair Riyad Battah is one of 21 female guards who will be working at UNRWA Health Centres in Gaza.  © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan.
05 June 2015
UNRWA has started to employ 21 female guards in its Health Centres across the Gaza Strip as part of the Agency’s efforts to ensure a protective environment for service delivery and enhanced gender-equity
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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...
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.
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.