women

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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31 October 2014
The Basque Government is supporting women in Gaza through the programme ‘Empowerment strategies to reduce vulnerability of refugee women’. Implemented by UNRWA, the programme will address the vulnerabilities faced by women, including those due to the Israeli blockade on Gaza and the traditionally patriarchal society...
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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.
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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
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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.
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