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The heavy yoke of double oppression

For the women of Gaza, nationality and gender act together in a double pursuit. Partner violence increases in a society characterized by frustration, war and conflict.

In a pile of clothes, Taghreed (30) sits and sorts her husband's clothes from the garments belonging to her eight children, to fold them. At the same time, two of her children are crying with a non-stop fever as they lie sick in the temporary, UNRWA-run housing facility in Gaza. Nearby is Taghreed's husband trying to sleep on some dirty wool blankets in one of the classrooms. He shouts and threatens to divorce if the kids do not stop harassing him. Taghreed spends his days and nights in a school converted into makeshift housing by UNRWA for about 350 families who lost their homes during the war. . .

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