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Palestine Children’s Day

by Anera

Apr 5, 2021

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Palestine Children’s Day is observed on April 5th of every year. In 1995, Yasser Arafat started the commemorative day as a way of shedding light on the injustices and struggles that Palestinian children confront under occupation. Palestinian children have trouble accessing education, proper nutrition and health care, opportunities for jobs, and dreams for a brighter…

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My Mother is the First Leader I Met

by Anera

Mar 18, 2021

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Celebrating women on the front lines on Mother’s Day in the Arab world Most countries in the Arab world celebrate Mother’s Day on March 21. Acknowledging the vital place of women in society is more important than ever this year. Women are the backbone of society — they are caregivers, educators, peacemakers and front-line workers…

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World Water Day

by Anera

Mar 17, 2021

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Every year on March 22, people around the globe celebrate World Water Day. World Water Day in the Time of COVID-19 It’s been one year since people started isolating at home to fight off the pandemic. Hospitals filled up with new patients and communities that were vulnerable to begin with suffered more than ever. In…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Anera

by Anera

Feb 12, 2021

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💝 Something special for your Valentine 💝 Download one of these images from your friends at Anera to share with someone special in your life. Will you be our Valentine? Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us by revisiting how our programs and the communities where we work play a role in supporting healthy hearts! 6. Healthy…

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International Day of Education

Jan 22, 2021

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January 24th is International Day of Education, a day to celebrate inclusive and equitable quality education, and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Here at Anera, we make it a priority to quickly adapt our educational programs as COVID-19 forces people indoors. Here are three ways Anera’s education programs continue despite the pandemic. When women…

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January 20: Inauguration Day

by Anera

Jan 19, 2021

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The United States is swearing in a new president in a ritual that happens every four years on January 20. As a non-partisan organization, Anera cannot make statements about the politicians or politics involved. But the day does bring to mind other kinds of inaugurations: the opening of infrastructure projects we have delivered in Palestine…

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World Soil Day

by Anera

Dec 4, 2020

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Protecting Palestinian Soil for Future Generations “We come from the soil and we go back to the soil. We must safeguard the rights of our children through the soil we are borrowing from them.” These poignant words come from one of our agronomists in Palestine, Naser Qadous. Naser in the West Bank and his colleague…

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Empowering Girls to Build Better Futures in Palestine & Lebanon

by Anera

Oct 11, 2020

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Every year, October 11 marks International Day of the Girl, a day to recognize and support the rights of girls around the world. This year’s theme is “My voice, our equal future.” One of the key points of this year’s theme is empowering girls to learn new skills towards the futures they choose. Anera recognizes…

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World Environment Day

by Anera

Jun 5, 2020

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Anera’sprograms reuse resources that would otherwise go to waste, respect land and water by using these natural riches in the most eco-friendly ways, and replenish the beauty of the land through responsible waste and water management and the use of renewable energy sources.

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Human Rights Day

by Anera

Dec 10, 2019

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What is Human Rights Day? Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, often abbreviated as the UDHR. Article one of the Universal Declaration proclaims that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity…

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