International Women’s Day 08.03.2019

Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip pay prices, both economic and personal, as a result of the closure tightened by Israel in 2007. Movement restrictions imposed by Israel to this day block women’s access to education and professional opportunities, as well as severely impacting their family lives.

International Women’s Day is being marked today around the world. For us at Gisha, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the prices, both economic and personal, that Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip pay as a result of the closure tightened by Israel in 2007. Movement restrictions imposed by Israel to this day block women’s access to education and professional opportunities, as well as severely impacting their family lives.

Despite facing a range of adversities, more and more women in Gaza are breaking glass ceilings, leading their communities and contributing to their society. In this short video produced by Gisha to mark International Women’s Day, three women from Gaza share their outlook on the situation in the Strip, and point to steps that must be taken in order to promote the dignity and human rights of Gaza residents, including the fundamental right to freedom of movement.

     

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