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Staff members of Community Based Organizations in Khan Younis actively participate in a ‘Training of Trainers’ workshop offered by the UNRWA Gender Initiative with funds from BMZ Germany. Photo credit: © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmed Al Maqadama.
23 April 2015
UNRWA has entered the final phase of an early recovery project called ‘Assistance to Support Education, Health and Gender in the Transition from Emergency to Development’, generously funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ).
27 September 2017
UNRWA has been granted funding for phase II of the Building Safety Programme as part of the Safe from the Start Initiative. This second phase will consolidate and build on UNRWA commitment to the Call to Action on the Protection of Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies.
18 August 2017
The main objective of this Participatory Gender Audit was to assist UNRWA Department of Relief and Social Services in Lebanon Field Office in self-evaluating the progress made with regard to gender equality within its sub-programmes, and to develop improved strategies.
© 2013 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh

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...
Gender Champion Award winner and acting deputy chief of the Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme, Muin Moqat, is explaining the importance of the co-signing practice in the third phase of the Rafah Rehousing Project in southern Gaza. © 2017 UNRWA
13 March 2017
In light of this year’s International Women’s Day theme ‘Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030 (#BeBoldforChange), UNRWA has launched the Gender Champion Award to recognize staff who have made exemplary contributions to advance the Agency’s work towards...
Wafa Diyab, UNRWA Recruitment Officer, received flowers from her colleagues in celebration of her UNRWA Gender Equality Champion Award. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
13 March 2017
In light of this year’s International Women’s Day theme Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030 (#BeBoldforChange), UNRWA has launched the Gender Equality Champion Award to recognize staff who have made exemplary contributions to advance the Agency’s work...
Wafa Diyab, UNRWA Recruitment Officer, received flowers from her colleagues in celebration of her UNRWA Gender Equality Champion Award. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
09 March 2017
This year for International Women’s Day, UNRWA is recognizing staff members from each of its fields of operations who have contributed to advancing gender equality in the Agency
01 March 2017
The challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from the implementation of Gender Action Plans during the second half of 2016 will be discussed in a February video conference bringing together all UNRWA fields.
28-year-old Mokaram Al-Hegi (left) during the comic drawing training in Gaza city. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Sarajj
27 February 2017
UNRWA launched its first comic drawing workshop in cooperation with a community-based organization in Gaza city for the benefit of 25 young women from all areas of Gaza. The training will last for one month and focus on such topics as early marriage and gender-based violence
10 February 2017
Meeting a commitment it made during the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, UNRWA became a partner of the ‘Call to Action on Protection from Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies’