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Source: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
8 March 2012

UNRWA celebrates International Women's Day

8 March 2012, Jerusalem - International Women’s Day is commemorated all over the world on 8 March. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate progress towards gender equality and to raise awareness on work still to be done on gender-based discrimination. The United Nations theme for this year’s Day is “Empower Rural Women - End Poverty and Hunger”.

Together with the Palestine refugees, UNRWA organises a multitude of activities to commemorate and acknowledge the role of Palestinian women in society and their contributions to it. These events reaffirm the Agency’s commitment to gender equality and women’s rights.

Official statement of Deputy-Commissioner General Margot Ellis

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