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Protesting Palestinian Woman : Beach Camp : Gaza
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Today is International Women's Day, and the centenary of its introduction, so congratulations and have a brilliant day anyone celebrating and participating .............. it seems to have a lot of different themes across different continents and countries.................. some places have emphasis on achievements or victories and celebrating the roll and achievements of exceptional women..................... some places put emphasis on female education......... empowering women through education and knowledge.............. in some other parts they are emphasizing ending violence against women and girls.......... all mighty and of course very worthy.

I always think of women taking leading rolls in political struggle on International Women's Day............... Here, above, is a Palestinian woman demanding the release of her arrested brother dragged away as he protested against and threw rocks at Israeli soldiers..............

As violence and protest spread across the Middle East and North Africa I wonder how many brave women are involved in protest and civil unrest in an attempt to win social and political justice.

I really hope that the women (and men) on the streets of Egypt and Libya get their yearned for justice and democracy. I'm not certain all their revolutions are even set to succeed yet. Hopefully they will overthrow Gaddafi soon without too much loss of life. Hopefully Egypt will get some kind of democracy with a modern space for women to participate.

I am slightly afraid that Tunisia is already falling backwards towards islamic intolerance of modern equality. With the once banned veil becoming necessary as a safety mechanism for women who fear attack for not wearing it.

Sadly I fear all this hope for decency and change will be stifled by Islamism.......... This would be particularly unfair to the women who have joined men on the streets at great risk to themselves possibly only to find they have won less social justice and freedom than previously ........... I hope it does not happen like that........ but there are already horrid attacks on some women in Tunisia.......... Depressing.

Hey I'm being a bit of a downer......... lets try to be a bit more optimistic.......... It is one hundred years of the International Women's Day after all.............. Viva the women of the Middle East !!!!!!!! Viva the Women of the World !!!!!!!!!!! :-))))))))) XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Here is a lovely thing from @anjkan music mixtape for International Womens day to download.......... and an interesting thing from harv a surprising 007 on International Womens Day

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