Meet the Remarkable Ramallah Women
When I went to Ramallah, I had an enjoyable experience. It was a remarkable experience because I meet the met the Remarkable Ramallah Women. My visit to Ramallah, Palestine changed my view about Ramallah and Ramallah women and women in the Middle East. My opinion changed because of this trip. It changed because Elias introduced me to several women in Ramallah who were instrumental to the economy and society in Ramallah. We met female shopkeepers, administrators, and clergy. At a TV station and a radio station, we met working women. Finally, Reverend Brown reminded me that 90% of the workers in Ramallah are female. Because of this, my point of view changed.
I believe women in the Middle East are changing the Middle East. I think they will bring stability to the region. In Ramallah and the Middle East, women don’t fit my typical stereotype. Their roles today are quickly evolving.
Women of Palestine
Perhaps, the Ramallah Women of Palestine control their social and economic future. These photos might explain my point of view. Maybe it will impress you to see how the Ramallah women live. Most importantly, they don’t have an easy life. But the women make an enormous contribution to society.
Ramallah Women Are TV Newscast Anchors
Ramallah Women Are Production Staff
Palestinian Working Women and Development
Here is an organization that embraces women in all roles. The Palestinian Working Women and Development, (PWWSD) is one of the largest women’s non-governmental agencies. The PWWSD operates in Palestine. The goal of the organization “goal is to build a democratic Palestinian society based on gender equality, social justice and respect for human rights.”
PWWSD empowers women. Therefore, this organization and many people believe, that women’s right is the cornerstone to liberating Palestine from Israel. They believe women are the foundation for a democratic, sovereign Palestinian state.
You can read about the PWWSD here The PWWSD
Ramallah Women – Feminist Central for Palestine
Ramallah is a relaxed city. The community is a mix of religiously conservatives and liberals. Alcohol is available. People regularly attend movies. They eat in restaurants and cafes. Educated at the best University, the women are successful and contribute to society as homemakers and business people. They are stylish and well dressed. Some women are covered, and some aren’t. Women own businesses. They hold professional positions in Ramallah. They hold positions that I believe most women in the USA would like to have. But something is very different too. The areas that are different are obvious to me.
Ramallah Girl and Ramallah Women
Then I spotted the girl in my cover photo for this post. She walks with her head down. Her face looks at the street. I recall several other pictures I took. The women and girls, looking down as they walk, It is noticeable. Females and the girls turn their face away from passing cars. I hadn’t observed this until I saw the women of Ramallah.
Please think about this. How often do you see women or girls walking with their face down? Isn’t this noticeable?
Therefore, given my observations, do you think Palestinian women will be in the next ten year?
It seems to me women hold their future and their countries future in their hands.
In conclusion, it seems to me women are their future. Their country’s future is in their hands.
Wall Surrounding Ramallah
View of Ramallah
Guard Tower Leaving Ramallah
My greatest hope is that more people can see how Palestinians live. If you could see, if for yourself, you could decide if it is fair. It just seems to me, whenever a Wall is built, the wrong message is sent. It seems to me that regardless, of past history it’s time to give peace a chance and to learn new ways to live in peace.
I believe water and health care is something everyone is entitled to in life. When I travel, I can see for myself, I dont have to have the news agency filter what I should think. What I would like to think is we are all humans and deserve basic himan rights and dignity.
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