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Reference : V-P-IL-E-02971
Date : 2017
Country/Region : ISRAEL
Caption : Jerusalem. Maha Sedawi, ICRC staff member, is helping separated families connect for 20 years. She is talking to a blind man, for whom ICRC organizes transportation to Gaza to visit his family.
Photographer : JABR, Atta
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, "Inspiring women working to improve people’s lives", 07 March 2017

“When I start a case to help a woman or a child reunite with their family after years of separation, a special relationship is built between us. I understand their situation and their desperate need for someone to take their hands and to fulfil their dream of connecting with their family again. My job is not a regular job; it goes from heart to heart.
My work has made me a good role model for my children. They reiterate how proud they are of me and the work that I do, to help people in need.
Today's generation of women are well-educated, aware of their rights, and have the courage to express their thoughts. We should defy any stereotyping that limits us or constrains us. It is our responsibility to chase our dreams.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour