UAWC celebrates International Women’s day in the Jordan Valley

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UAWC celebrates International Women’s day in the Jordan Valley

Ramallah- The Union of Agricultural Work Committees celebrated the international women’s day in the Jordan Valley in the presence of 150 woman from all the Palestinian Governorates who support Palestinian resistance against the Israeli policies that try to forcibly transfer the Palestinians from their land.


The director of the Bedouin communities and Al- Maleh villages Aref  Daragmeh opened the solidarity stand noting that the area of Al-Maleh in the Northern Jordan Valley consists of 13 villages that were ruined by the Israeli occupation in 1967 but the inhabitants came back to their ruins after a while. Nowadays, around 500 families live in simple houses and the occupation controls all the water resources in the area.

From his side, the Director of UAWC Khalid Al-Hidmi pointed that UAWC concentrates its activities in this area and that the celebration of the international women’s day in Al-Maleh area will strengthen the Palestinians resistance on their land.


UAWC believes in the role of the Palestinian women in the development of the country and in the struggle against the Israeli occupation, says UAWC’s director of the Grassroots, Policies and Advocacy department Samah Darwish. As a result, Palestinian women have a huge position in UAWC’s developmental projects that enhance women’s productivity through creating strong women cooperative.

The celebration consisted of honoring the women, Palestinian breakfast, and activities for the children, and a tour in the area.

It is important to note that the celebration was within “Defending our Rights” project funded by the Norwegian People’s Aid NPA.