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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04013
Date : 26/02/2021
Caption : Gaza City. A woman works in the bakery she owns and runs.
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 the 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."
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour