International Women's Day

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...
© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Awad
09 March 2017
Amal Najjar, Gaza “I drink my coffee extra sweet every morning. I have had my dose of bitterness; I do not want any more bitterness.” Amal replies to every question with a poem she wrote. We asked her: How are you? I married him with my mind But I have no control over my...
09 March 2017
Hiyam Ali Awad, Jordan We were sitting with Hiyam, laughing and drinking coffee. She was wearing a lively colourful scarf. Her eyes were full of life. As soon as we started to set up the camera, she fixed herself up, and we could see the excitement in her body language. The...
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
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Bagdadi
08 March 2017
Today UNRWA joins the rest of the world in marking International Women’s Day under the UN theme of ‘Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030’.
08 March 2017
Samar Ismael al-Shaar, Lebanon “Boil the chicken until it is half-cooked and then fry the eggplant and the chopped onions. In the bottom of the pot, place the boiled chicken then, above that, the eggplant, and on top of that the fried onion, and finally on top pour the rice...
08 March 2017
Wafa’ Sarhan, Jordan “I am an ordinary woman: a mother, an employee, a daughter, a wife. I play all the roles any woman plays in our society.” This is the first thing Wafa’ told us when we met her on a cold morning in one of the UNRWA clinics in Jordan. Staff greeted her...
08 March 2017
Laila Shamali, West Bank We did not have the chance to talk to Laila over Skype and see her face. Yet we managed to call her on her mobile phone and speak to her for half an hour. We asked her: Where do you find strength? She sighed and said: “I remember my teacher in...