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UAWC Honors a group of Palestinian Farmer Women on the Occasion of International Women’s Day

Ramallah – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, The Union of Agricultural Work Committees honored a group of women of farmers, entrepreneurs and cooperatives’ members from different governorates in the West Bank. The ceremony included a speech by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Rezeq Al-Barghouthi, who confirmed the role of Palestinian women in the Palestinian struggle, and referred to their daily struggle to obtain their rights, asserting UAWC’s commitment to supporting Palestinian women and farmers through the projects that it implements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and the continuity of this support for as long as possible.

During the ceremony, a documentary produced by UAWC was screened about women’s cooperatives that it established and became successful models in the field of economic empowerment of women in their communities. Additionally, Huda Jaber, a farmer from Al-Khader village near Bethlehem, presented her story in struggling to preserve her land, and cultivating it to support her family, despite the continuous attempts to confiscate it by the Israeli occupation forces and its settlers, she also referred to the role of UAWC in rehabilitating her land, which is the main source of income for her and her family.    

It is worth noting that UAWC commemorates International Women’s Day every year, which stems from its profound belief that the liberation of societies is tightly connected to the liberation of its women, as they form half of the society and its backbone, moreover, UAWC has worked since its establishment in 1986 to combat discrimination against rural women, demanding their equality to men.