International Women's Day

A Sweeter Future
09 April 2014
A deformed leg, a failing thyroid gland and kidney disease were not enough to hold Alla Jarghoun down. Her illness may have forced her to withdraw from school, but she wasn’t willing to give up
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Step by Step
31 March 2014
“For 18 years, I used to take my pocket money from my dad”, says Hanan. Now 35, she has always nurtured great expectations, planning to become a career woman with no need for pocket money.
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Light in Aida Camp, © Guillaume Petermann.
26 March 2014
What I’ve learned is that we can’t wait around for someone else to help us, that’s not living, we have to develop ourselves,” says Islam Jameel. Islam, 35 grew up in Aida camp during the first intifada. Shortly after her marriage, Israeli forces arrested her husband Ahmed. He was kept in prison for four years until he...
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19 March 2014
Gaza As a child, Um Ahmad didn’t have the opportunity to go to school, and she was completely illiterate when she got married, at only 18. But those who underestimate women like this Palestine refugee from Khan Younis, in Gaza, should take a look at Um Ahmad today. Now 42, Um Ahmad supports herself, her jobless...
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Breaking the Cycle
08 March 2014
“It is my favorite time reminiscing about the past,” said Ina’am Hadad, and it’s easy to understand why: Her impressive past illuminates the strides that not just she but also Palestine refugee women in general have made.
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The Unknown Road
06 March 2014
“As if leaving our motherland was not enough, we also had to leave the countries where we found asylum, without knowing where we were going,” says Rania. Thirty-seven, Rania was displaced at the beginning of the conflict in Syria from Harasta, in rural Damascus, to Daria. Violence intensified in Daria and her family...
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