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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04047
Date : 23/02/2020
Caption : Gaza City. Portrait of a woman working as an engineer.
Photographer : ZAQOUT, Abed
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 05.03.2020.
"This woman is a married civil engineer expecting her first child. She has been passionate about engineering since childhood. “I used to ask my dad about every line he drew. I don’t ever recall him getting bored with my endless questions. My love for engineering grew with me, long before I went to college,” she says. She works for a contracting company and is now supervising the construction and paving of a road in the al-Shujaiya neighborhood in Gaza City. "My road to success was not paved with roses. I saw suspicion in the eyes of the workers and their refusal to take instructions from a woman. I had faith in myself and changed their perceptions. Over time, they became more accepting and got used to my presence in the field. We spend pleasant times working together,” she says.
Resolution : 2549x3770
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour