Gaza’s first female kindergarten bus driver

40 year-old Salwa Sorour wakes up every morning at 6am to pick up children and drive them to the kindergarten owned by her sister Saeda. She is the first female kindergarten bus driver in Gaza.

“Such a job is a taboo for women in Gaza, but I really like it because I like both driving and children.”

In Gaza, unemployment is at 40% and women participation in labour force only one fourth compared to men. Saeda said that her sister is a
great example of women trying to promote gender equality and a living proof that women can carry out any kind of work just like men: “My sister is a great driver, mother and caretaker, she is a pioneer among Palestinian women now.”

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