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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04014
Date : 26/02/2021
Caption : Gaza City. Portrait of a bakery owner.
Photographer : ZAQOUT, Abed
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 08.03.2021.
"“At the beginning, I was criticised by my community for working in a bakery, an unusual job for a woman in Gaza. But later, people accepted me more and I was encouraged by those around me,” says this 48-year-old owner of a bakery in Gaza City. Life has been hard on her, particularly during the pandemic, given the significant rise in unemployment in the Gaza Strip. To provide for her family, she started her own bakery and now leads a team of men.
Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on people worldwide, particularly on women, and the occupied Palestinian territory was no exception. Already dealing with movement restrictions and economic hardship for decades, the women of Palestine now had to succeed in the face of additional obstacles and difficulties brought on by the pandemic."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3432x5304
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour