Integrating Gender, Improving Services, Impacting Lives: Gender Equality Strategy 2016-2021

20 March 2017

The UNRWA Gender Equality Strategy (GES) 2016-2021 aims to make organizational culture, practices and programme implementation more gender sensitive in UNRWA, so that the services provided are more equitable and Palestine refugees – whether women, men, boys or girls – can increasingly fulfil their needs and enjoy their rights.

The Strategy draws on gender equality work undertaken thus far in UNRWA, in particular the Agency’s 2007 Gender Equality Policy, which commits the organization to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, and the Gender Mainstreaming Strategy (GMS) 2008-2015, under which gender mainstreaming efforts have been advanced across the Agency in recent years.

Two UNRWA students from Gaza enjoy recess in their first day of school. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
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