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.
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.