Within the framework of UNRWA’s Gender Strategy, and as part of Gaza Field’s Equality in Action initiative, the UNRWA Gaza Women’s Committee has been established. This Committee will contribute to the efforts that are being made to foster equality and equity amongst staff by providing UNRWA female employees with mechanisms through which their voices are more often and more clearly heard, and through which they can more actively participate in the organisation, including in a decision-making capacity.
The Women’s Committee works to promote an institutional culture that respects and adheres to the values of gender equality. In practical terms, it seeks to provide tools to help women employees improve their day-to-day work life and explore future opportunities to develop themselves professionally. The changes promoted by the Women’s Committee are intended to improve overall employee job satisfaction while at the same time improving job performance.