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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04016
Date : 26/02/2021
Caption : Gaza City. This woman is a taxi driver, a business she runs since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photographer : ZAQOUT, Abed
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 08.03.2021.
““During the pandemic, public transport has been disrupted as a preventive measure. As it has become difficult for Gazans in general, and women in particular, to move from one place to another, I decided to help. I started using my private car as a taxi,” says this 39-year-old taxi driver who transports women and children only. She is the first woman to drive a taxi in Gaza. She runs the business from her home, and she encourages other women to enter the field.
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 : 3697x5546
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour