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For women in Gaza, having their own income is key to changing power dynamics at home

Thursday, July 12, 2018

UN Women is piloting a food business incubator providing skills training and income-generating opportunities to five women who are survivors of domestic violence in Gaza. More

Press Release: The Government of Italy, UN Women, and ILO launch a half-a-million Euro initiative to provide equal and decent work opportunities for women in the West Bank and Gaza

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Italian Development Cooperation, UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) today launched a new programme, “Promoting Women’s Equal Access to Economic Opportunities and Decent Work in Palestine” (The Decent Work for Women Programme) in Ramallah, More

From where I stand: “I learned to see beyond a physical space – and see what people needed”

Monday, March 5, 2018

Dalia Osama is one of three female architects at Al-Shoka neighbourhood in Rafah City, Gaza Strip, selected to redesign and restore the public garden in Al-Shoka as part of the UN Women and UN Habitat joint programme “Utilizing Digital Tools to Promote Human Rights and Create Inclusive Public Spaces in the Gaza Strip”. More

A garden for all—women and youth rebuild safe and inclusive spaces in Gaza

Friday, March 2, 2018

It took three female architects and a group of young people to rebuild the only public garden in Al-Shoka, since it was destroyed during the 2014 conflict. The architects sought feedback from the community to design the inclusive space, and for the first time, women and youth feel safe and excited about using the public garden. More

From where I stand: “Empowerment begins with knowing your labour rights”

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ayk Sbaihat is a volunteer lawyer at the Reconciliation Unit within the Kannanyat for Development and Studies Center (Kannanyat) in Jenin, Palestine. More

Press release: New report from UN Women unveils far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality

Monday, April 27, 2015

A major report from UN Women, released today in seven locations globally, brings together human rights and economic policymaking to call for far-reaching changes to the global policy agenda that will transform economies and make women’s rights, and equality, a reality. It takes an in-depth look at what the economy would look like if it truly worked for women, for the benefit of all. More

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