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#DignityIsPriceless Gender Factsheet
In a context of protracted displacement and acute emergencies, Palestine refugee women and girls are also affected by occupation, blockade and conflict. Their situation is frequently made worse by persistent legal and social discrimination. UNRWA is strongly committed to...
UNRWA has submitted the inputs to the last round of reporting for the UN system-wide action plan on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The agency, along with the rest of the UN system, is preparing for UN-SWAP 2.0 framework reporting that will be launched in 2018.
UNRWA attended the annual meeting of the Inter-Agency Network on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment between 13 and 16 November 2017 in Geneva. The meeting focused on the UN-SWAP as a mechanism to ensure accountability on Gender Equality within the UN system...
During their recess, two students gather to chat at the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired. © 2017 UNRWA photo by Rushdi Al Sarraj
On 3 December, UNRWA joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Removing barriers and facilitating inclusion can empower persons with disabilities to become agents of change in their own lives and communities, striving towards...
To mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign (25 November – 10 December), UNRWA will be holding a panel discussion on the 6th of December, addressing recent regional changes in the legal frameworks related to violence against women and their effect...