International women’s delegation to visit Gaza
A delegation of more than 100 women is planning to visit the blockaded Gaza Strip to meet Palestinian women in the coastal enclave on International Women’s Day.
According to Press TV, the members of the delegation come from countries such as France, Belgium, the United States and Ireland.
The participants are part of an international campaign called “Women Against the Blockade of Gaza.” The group aims to discuss and address the difficulties faced by Palestinian women in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Non-governmental organization Code Pink: Women for Peace has said it is forming a US delegation of 15 women, who will join the international coalition.
The purpose of the delegation is to show solidarity with the women of Gaza, to bring attention to the unbearable suffering caused by the blockade, to educate people back in their home countries, to push for opening the Gaza borders, and to bring solar lamps to help with the electricity shortage. Gaza has been blockaded by the Zionist regime since June 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.
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