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Gaza © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Guillaume Petermann
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Following the launch of the booklet and short film In Their Own words during the UNRWA HQ award ceremony to mark International Women’s Day, a dissemination project

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UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
19 May 2017
“Our microfinance work is a rare but significant example of hope in conflict-torn Syria,” says UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
16 May 2017
“I have passed through much pain and suffering, but I persisted as an independent woman – one who can support her family and build her future and her sons’ futures by herself, even after the divorce and the death of my parents and brothers,” says UNRWA teacher Sobhia Abed-...
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
16 May 2017
Thirty-eight-year-old UNRWA teacher Basema al-Mlalha is the main breadwinner for her family of five
Gaza © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Guillaume Petermann
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2017
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UNRWA provided a submission to the United Nations Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution A/RES/70/138 entitled ‘The Girl Child’. The submission includes updates on the progress of girls’ access to education and the obstacles that may preclude it, covering the 2015/16 scholastic...

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This month, UNRWA became a partner of the ‘Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies.’ The Call to Action is an initiative launched to transform humanitarian practice and end sexual and gender-based violence in emergencies. This underlines the Agency’s...

© 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’.
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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
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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.