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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04043
Date : 19/02/2020
Caption : Gaza City. Portrait of a woman who works as a lawyer before ordinary and Sharia courts.
Photographer : ZAQOUT, Abed
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 05.03.2020.
"She is married with two children, a girl and a boy. Going to law school was her childhood dream. “There are those who accept me as a Sharia lawyer, and others who condemn it and believe that a woman should stay at home. Today, I’m proud to see women specializing in law and girls dreaming of studying it," she says. “Mostly, women who have been ill-treated say they feel confident and comfortable talking to me, as no one can understand the feelings of a woman better than a woman like herself,” she says. “A few days ago, an 18-year-old came to thank me after regaining custody of her son. I was glad to hear the news of her return to university. Such experiences fill me with endless joy.”"
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3193x4955
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour