Title: Towards the Implementation of Effective Gender Mainstreaming in UNRWA Infrastructure Projects - Case Study: Rehabilitation of 4 UNRWA Schools in Gaza Strip, Through a Gender Lens and Human Rights

Final project
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Gender and Human Rights
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Gender mainstreaming, Human Rights. Gender Equality, Gender Analysis


The project proposes a systematic model of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) infrastructure projects to make them more rights-based and gender responsive. The project aims to: 1) institutionalize gender and human rights (HRs) analysis and mainstreaming within the infrastructure department, 2) build the capacity of the staff to conduct gender and HRs analysis and mainstream the findings into the design of infrastructure project to make them human rights and gender responsive. The project is therefore divided into three parts. First, developing a gender and HRs mainstreaming guideline for the infrastructure department with a focus on education facilities, and reviewing all policies for this purpose such as the bidding process from gender and HRs perspective. Second, capacity building for the staff, and third, application of skills where the staff will develop rehabilitation designs for school buildings in Gaza strip from gender and HRs perspective.

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