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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).
Features
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’
Official Statements
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2017
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UNRWA will be joining the rest of the UN system in reporting on the UN System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or UN-SWAP, based on common performance standards for the gender-related work of all UN entities, ensuring greater coherence and accountability. 

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2016
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UNRWA has recently adopted the new Gender Equality Strategy (2016-2021), Integrating Gender, Improving Service, Impacting Lives. The new strategy consolidates gender mainstreaming in the Agency’s organizational processes and programmes and aims at improving service delivery and reducing...

© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Riham Jafari
15 December 2016
As part of the international 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which ran from 25 November to 10 December, the UNRWA Child and Family Protection programme and the Community Mental Health Programme organized an event in Fawwar camp where participants released balloons with messages promoting...
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©2016 UNRWA Photo by Guillaume Petermann
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2016
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In support of the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign, UNRWA is marking the 25-year anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Campaign through a symposium on GBV on 8 December in Amman, in addition to various field-level activities.

© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Guillaume Petermann
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2016
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UNRWA Gaza and West Bank field offices have participated in the UN Special Rapporteur’s visit to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) by organizing briefings with senior staff, as well as field visits to installations in which UNRWA was able to highlight some of the main issues working on...

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2016
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As part of a monitoring mechanism and also ensuring the sharing of experience among field offices, UNRWA is working on the development of an Agency-wide report which gathers inputs and reflections from field offices on progress on the implementation of field-specific Gender Action Plans.

Graduate Islam Issa is giving a welcome speech during the graduation ceremony of the Young Women Leaders Programme in Gaza city. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
07 September 2016
On 30 August the UNRWA Gender Initiative organized a graduation ceremony for 300 young female graduates who participated in three-month training under the Young Women Leaders Programme, which serves to promote equal opportunities for women in Gaza
Press Releases
Gender Bulletin 70
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2016
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UNRWA is working on compiling inputs from field offices to feed into the Report of the Secretary-General on the situation of, and assistance to, Palestini-an Women, an annual report which presents an overview of the assistance provided to Palestinian women by the entities of the UN system.