unrwa gender equality strategy 2016-2021

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
annual implementation report 
january-december 2018

In 2018, UNRWA continued the implementation of its Gender Equality Strategy (GES) 2016-2021 which is grounded in the Agency’s Gender Equality Policy (2007), builds on the first Gender Mainstreaming Strategy 2008-2015 and is aligned with, and contributes to, the goals of the UNRWA Medium Term Strategy (MTS) 2016-2021 given the cross-cutting nature of gender. The GES employs a ‘dual-track’ approach focusing on organizational and programme changes, two levels which are mutually reinforcing and contribute to achieving more inclusive and equitable services for Palestine refugees. To achieve changes in organizational practices and programme implementation, 
Distribution of food assistance and NFI (non-food items) at al-Thyabiyeh, Rif Damascus, Syria. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Baraa al-Alem.
UNRWA launched the #DignityIsPriceless campaign in Gaza on 22 January 2018. © 2018 UNRWA Photo Rushdi Al Saraj
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