In the Gaza strip are women more and more equal rights. In addition they clash regularly on the fundamentalist Hamas, which Israel afgegrendelde area controls.
It would be a first for the Gaza strip: a female tv channel. There was a Sunday-night party planned, then Taif TV would start broadcasting to ” to shine a light on Palestinian women …
It would be a first for the Gaza strip: a female tv channel. There was a Sunday-night party planned, then Taif TV would start broadcasting to ” to shine a light on Palestinian women as an integral part of the social fabric and the role of women in building the society’.
But just before doing so, blockaded Hamas-the launch of the station, reports the BBC. According to the Hamasbestuur, that the Gaza strip since 2007, had the transmitter does not have the required license applied for – even though he repeatedly warned that this was essential. “We have the management asked for his legal status in order to bring the licenses to ask to be able to work’, said the ministry of Information. That was not the case.
The (male) manager of the vrouwenzender responded by pointing out that Taif TV is part of a large media organization which already has a permit from the ministry of Information: ‘This is not a violation of the Palestinian law and is part of the essence of a free media.’
Media are not free in Gaza
Let that last now, one of the difficulties under the Hamasbestuur. ‘The media are not free in Gaza, ” wrote the ngo, Freedom House in 2017 in its report freedom in the world.
Women enjoy systematically less rights. “Under Hamas, is the rights of individuals almost entirely derived from the sharia, that women in a highly disadvantageous position in respect of marriage, divorce, inheritance and domestic violence’, says Freedom House. “Women and girls remain the victims of discrimination, both in law and in practice’, says Amnesty International.
In July of last year, women movements of a demonstration for equal pay between men and women. By the grip that Israel has on the Gaza strip, the economic situation is very bad. Women are the biggest victim.
Reserved box for football game
The discrimination also takes place during ordinary events. At the beginning of this year wanted women in Gaza a football game to attend of the club Nuseirat, in a box reserved for them. Usually only family members of the players within. “We wanted to set a precedent creating in Gaza by with women the players of Nuseirat to cheer,” said one of the women behind the organisation against the news agency AFP. ‘We had to our dismay to find that the access to us, was denied, although we had previously tested with the security services.’ The women followed the match, but behind the fences.
The manager of Taif TV left on the Facebook page of the station know that he did not give up: “Our ideas remain intact. We keep working on it’.