UNRWA – Ensuring Education for girls on WEST BANK

    Ensuring access to education for girls in the West Bank   Wafa'a Shihda is a 13-year-old student at UNRWA's Al-Aqrabania school. The school exemplifies UNRWA's efforts to ensure access to education for Palestine refugees living in the West Bank. Though the school in Al-Aqrabania is co-ed, it has been particularly important for girls living in the village and surrounding area. Social norms mean that girls face more constraints on their freedom of movement. This has been … [Read more...]

LIBERIA: 1.7 million out to Vote, 95% are WOMEN!

    Liberia: 1.7 million sign up to vote with UNDP support    Monrovia The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is among national and international agencies that laid the groundwork for the 1.7 million Liberians, almost half of them women, who last month completed registration to vote in upcoming elections. UNDP worked with the peacekeeping UN mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and partners to support Liberian authorities, particularly the National Elections Commission, in setting up the … [Read more...]

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