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23 March 2017
Australian Friends of Palestine Association
In recognition of International Women's Day this month...
3 stories of Gaza's women of innovation
Gaza's women of steel [Al Jazeera]
Engineers convert the rubble of war into concrete [Mondoweiss]
Gaza's all female cafe, a breath of fresh air [Al Monitor]
& ICYMI...The double oppression of Gaza's women [+972mag]
FisherwomenGaza's women of steel
Mersiha Gadzo, Al Jazeera, 8 Mar 2017
"Women in Gaza are stepping up as family breadwinners, breaking cultural norms as they strive to make ends meet." Read stories of Salwa, Gaza's first female bus driver; Madleen, a fisherwoman; and Ayesha, a blacksmith.
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Engineers in Gaza convert the rubble of war into cWomen engineersoncrete for rebuilding
Ahmad Kabariti, Mondoweiss, 20 Feb 2017
"An all-female team of engineers in Gaza have invented an affordable new way to produce concrete from the leftover rubble of homes destroyed during the last war in Gaza. And the four women behind the project–Nour Buhaisi, Aya Abu Hashish, Rahma Ashour, and Angham Elmadhoun–are challenging stereotypes along the way."
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Women's cafeGaza's all-female cafe, a breath of fresh air
Najlaa Eskafi, Al-Monitor, 12 Mar 2017
"The cafe is managed by three female friends, Heba al-Banna, Douaa Aly and Yasmin Fayez, who were unable to find jobs after graduating from university in light of a 41.7% unemployment rate in the Gaza Strip. A year ago they decided to open a special coffee shop for women..."
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And in case you missed it...
The double oppression of Gaza's women, Aya Zinatey, +972mag, 14 Mar 2017
"Women in Gaza face serious societal constrains at home, but also an ongoing siege that limits their freedom of movement and occupation and alarmingly increases the rate of violence against them. The untold price women pay for Israel’s closure policy."
>> Read full article
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