gender

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).
Palestine refugee students are receiving school bags on their first day back to school from a generous support from the EU. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
INTRODUCTION This Agency-wide Gender Action Plan (GAP) is created within the framework of UNRWA’s Gender Strategy 2023-2028. It sets out UNRWA’s implementation plan until the end of 2028, structured according to the Gender Strategy. Departments, Divisions and (Field and...
gender strategy 2023-2028
Executive summary Throughout its 75 years of operation, and 16 years after UNRWA introduced its Gender Policy, the Agency continues to seek to improve the lives of Palestine Refugees in all their diversity through the enjoyment of their human rights, including gender...
In May, UNRWA Chief of Staff Ugochi Daniels conducted a field visit to Lebanon Field Office, where she met Marwa Abo Jamous. ©  2021 UNRWA photo
In the next coming months, UNRWA will be evaluating its Gender Equality Strategy (GES) 2016-2021, which aims to achieve more inclusive and equitable services for Palestine refugees through organizational and programmatic changes. The results of this evaluation will be used...
During the Chief of Staff’s visit to Lebanon, Amani Salah Chabayta recounted her experience of the Lebanon Field Office’s employment programs. ©  2021 UNRWA photo er Joha, Media
This month, the UNRWA Protection Division hosted its fourth Practicing Protection session. Researchers from the Gender & Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) longitudinal study joined UNRWA staff to discuss their findings relating to the gendered experiences of Palestine...
During a field visit to Lebanon Field Office, UNRWA Chief of Staff Ugochi Daniels met with Sahar Dahche, Amani Salah Chabayta, and Marwa Abo Jamous, all beneficiaries of LFO employment programmes. © 2021 UNRWA photo
In May, UNRWA Chief of Staff (CoS) Ugochi Daniels conducted a field visit to Lebanon Field Office focused on Protection and Gender initiatives. The visit was a chance for her to meet UNRWA staff and beneficiaries of the Lebanon Youth Unit. In the coming months, we will be...
Samaher Joha, engaging in embroidery works at Sulafa Centre. © 2021 UNRWA Photo by Aien Media
Philippe Lazzarini, UNRWA Commissioner-General (CG), joined the International Gender Champions (IGC) in supporting the IGC Panel Parity Pledge . He also made personal commitments toward reaching gender parity in senior positions during his tenure as UNRWA CG, and to...
30 April 2021
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is disappointed by the language adopted by the European Parliament in its 2019 discharge resolution on European Union (EU) budget implementation. The language implies that UNRWA...
For International Women’s Day, UNRWA Relief and Social Services Program held a dialogue session for women leaders in Syria. © 2021 UNRWA photo
On 8 March, UNRWA observed International Women’s Day, for which this year’s theme was ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.” Activities carried out celebrated the crucial efforts by women and girls at the forefront of the battle against COVID-...
A social worker delivering medicine to the elderly in Gaza. © 2020 UNRWA photo
UNRWA will join the United Nations system and will celebrate International Women’s Day under the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.” Activities will be organized in UNRWA fields of operations to mark the day and highlight the work...