Sulafa Embroidery Centre

Sulafa Embroidery Centre is located in Gaza City and provides income generating opportunities for hundreds of refugee women through a network of 9 community centers across the Strip. It is a nonprofit project established by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) in 1950 as a part of the Social Service Programme. Sulafa aims to provide income for the Strip's refugee women and to ensure that the traditional art form of embroidery is kept alive.

Gaza, often described as the world’s largest open air prison, has suffered a decade-long blockade, wars and humanitarian crisis, and is the poorest region of Palestine. Women of Gaza embroider while juggling household responsibilities, in exchange for a wage that would afford basic subsistence for their families' survival.

Sulafa is renowned for the top quality embroidery. Gazan women's artisanship and resilient spirits against all odds are reflected in the beauty of their products.

 

Sulafa Embroidery Centre
Mustafa Hafez Street
Near Rahabilitation Centre for Visually Impaired
Gaza City, Gaza
 Tel: (+972) 08-286-1450
 sulafa@unrwa.org | sulafa.org