women

UNRWA Baqaa Camp, Amman. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Guillaume Petermann
17 August 2017
The roll-out of the UNRWA Gender Equality Strategy has continued on track. During the month of July, the Strategy was presented to field management teams in Gaza and Jordan. Furthermore, discussions on gender marking have also begun as part of the implementation of the...
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Abeer Ismail
02 August 2017
A group of Palestine refugee women residing in Shu’fat refugee camp in northern Jerusalem established a small catering kitchen in the basement of the Shu’fat Refugee Camp Women’s Centre
Gaza © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamas
25 July 2017
A workshop was held in July (10-12) on the roll-out of the UNRWA GBV Prevention Framework as part of the larger project, ‘Building Safety: Mainstreaming GBV Interventions in Emergency Preparedness Prevention and Response’. The workshop was attended by various personnel from...
29 June 2017
The roll-out of integrated capacity-building for protection from gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies will commence in July 10 with the launch of the UNRWA GBV Prevention Framework as part of the larger project, Building Safety: Mainstreaming GBV Interventions in...
UNRWA volunteer Aisha Ibrahim, Al-Khalssa School collective shelter, Khan Dunoun, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
14 June 2017
It is early morning when 32-year-old Aisha Ibrahim posts an announcement on the wall of the Al-Khalssa School collective shelter in Khan Dunoun camp, south of Damascus. Aisha, a volunteer for the Women’s Committee, is inviting women and girls from the area to attend a...
Gaza © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Guillaume Petermann
24 May 2017
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 is underway. The booklet is being disseminated to various establishments in Amman such as research centres,...
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
20 April 2017
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...