The annual United Nations-organized Gaza marathon scheduled for April 10th will not take place this year due to disagreements with local officials on the participation of women, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees said today.
“This disappointing decision follows discussions with the authorities in Gaza who have insisted that no women should participate,” stated the UN Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA.
Meanwhile, Danish-initiated Palestine Marathon, in Bethlehem on April 21st, now invites women to shift their marathon running to this date and event.
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Ramallah - Abeer Abu Ghaith, a poised young woman overflowing with optimism, works tirelessly to help Palestinian women achieve their dreams and improve their lives. She is just one of many women who are finding creative ways to overcome the restrictions Palestinians face in finding work and starting a business.
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A new group running for municipal elections in Hebron is offering residents an alternative to politics as usual in the conservative West Bank city: Women at the helm, instead of men.
The all-female list, which is called “By Participating, We Can,” is gearing up for next month’s vote with a campaign that aims both to win at the polls and to convince voters that women can lead just as well as men.
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