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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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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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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.

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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.

Jihad Abu Mihaisen, a Palestine refugee woman, collecting stones from rubble to resell as a source of income for her family. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
04 July 2016
Out of desperation, 48-year-old Jihad, like many others, is earning an income by going through the rubble of damaged houses – a dire reminder of the devastating 2014 conflict
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Lawyers, hired through the UNRWA Job-Creation Programme, discuss with Fadwa her case in the legal unit of the UNRWA Women Programme Centre in Nuseirat camp, central Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
13 June 2016
Legal units in UNRWA Women Programme Centres in Gaza strengthen women’s access to justice
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The team of women who implemented the “Your Life Is Important to Us” initiative with the UNRWA Gender Initiative coordinator during the closing ceremony © UNRWA, 2016, photo by Mohamed Yaghi.
08 June 2016
On 25May 2016, the UNRWA Gender Initiative Programme (GIP) organized a closing ceremony for its Gender Based Violence(GBV) initiative “Your Life Is Important to Us” at the Moonlight Hall in Gaza city. Approximately 300 community members, including representatives from local organizations, attended the closing event.
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Khitam Ibrahim during her work as a midwife, providing health services to a patient in an UNRWA Health Centre in northern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
25 May 2016
Khitam Ibrahim, a 46-year old Palestine refugee, has worked for the past 13 years as a midwife in an UNRWA Health Centre (Al-Saftawi) in northern Gaza. Khitam supports her husband and five children. “I love my work and I am proud of it because I feel I am a productive person serving my community
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54-year-old Azeya Abu Amra, behind the counter of her shop in As Salam neighbourhood in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
06 May 2016
Azeya Abu Amra’s grocery store is located in As Salam neighbourhood in Rafah, southern Gaza. It is a neighbourhood that begins where the asphalt streets turn into dark-red sandy roads, bordered by donkey stalls and make-shift homes made of plastic, wood and corrugated metal. Around the corner from the local mosque,...
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The Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Bo Schack, visits the opening of ‘Tezzkar Atelier’ in Gaza City on 16 March. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
30 March 2016
Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Bo Schack, visited the ‘Our Women Products’ exhibition, displaying a variety of beautiful and elegant handmade products and homemade food designed and cooked by women from Gaza, aiming to increase their access to the local market, and organized by the Women’s Affairs Centre in...
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