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Ramallah - Nisaa FM - As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics kick-off on 23 July 2021, almost 49 per cent of participating athletes will be women, making it the most gender-balanced Games in history. All 206 National Olympic Committees also have at least one female and one male athlete representative. This marks a landmark for gender balance in...

Ramallah - Nisaa FM - Miatta Darwolor is the Founder and Executive Director of Sister Aid Liberia, a women-led non-governmental organization that promotes young women and girls’ rights in political participation and leadership; works to prevent violence against women and girls; and advocates for women-friendly policies and laws. I...

Ramallah-Nisaa FM- Jafra Nasser, 28, lives with her daughter Leen and son Omar, three and two years old respectively, in the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. She has a degree in nursing and works at the Ministry of Health. Unable to find a job in the Strip, her husband, a doctor, left for Germany three years ago and has been receiving...

Ramallah-Nisaa FM -  Now that the bombs fell silent in Gaza, another round of reconstruction is set to start, spurred by international donors and development actors. To build anew, the war rubble and debris needs to be cleared. While ostensibly gender-blind, rubble removal is the first step towards sustainable development, which can...

Ramallah-Nisaa FM - We are thrilled to share the exciting news of the birth of our network and platform: "MEDfeminiswiya." Our name is complex because our lives are complex, but here’s what it means: “MED” refers to the Mediterranean and Media, and "Feminiswiya" is feminist and niswiya (which means...

Gaza- Nissa FM - Explore the amazing gallery of Malak Mattar, a 21-year-old artist and refugee from Gaza. Through her paintings, she tells us who she is besides this label of “refugee.” Malak began painting after the war in Gaza in 2014. Since then, her career has taken off. This month, she was featured on the cover of...

Gaza- Nisaa FM - Mariam Shaqura, 46, is the Director of Women’s Affairs at the Red Crescent Society (RCS) in the Gaza Strip, where she has worked for 21 years. A mother of two girls, aged 13 and 8, Mrs. Shaqura talks about her experience during the recent escalation of violence on the Strip, and the damages caused to the Women’s...

Ramallah -Nisaa FM- Nisaa FM started the implementation of a project in cooperation with Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights (UAF) June 1/2021 and will continue to November 30/2021. The project will shed the light on the realities in Palestine and how women and youth are advocating for the safety and security of those who...

Cairo- Nisaa FM - UNFPA Arab States Regional Director, Dr. Luay Shabaneh, condemned the killing of a young pregnant woman in Khan Yunis, Palestine. "This type of heinous crimes is not acceptable anymore," Dr. Shabaneh said. The local police announced the death of a 19-year-old female citizen after her husband severely assaulted...

Jerusalem- Nisaa FM - The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) will support more than 5,300 vulnerable women in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, using the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) electronic voucher platform. UNFPA will use WFP's existing cash-transfer platform to provide every woman with US$100 loaded onto an electronic...