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Donna Boyd of Portland, Oregon, Joins International Delegation of Women to Visit Women of GazaSalem-News.com
The delegation will be deliver solar lamps to Gaza's women.
(PORTLAND, OR) - In a response to a call from the women of Gaza, Donna Boyd is joining an international coalition of 100 women traveling to Gaza to witness the hardships facing the 1.7 million residents, deliver humanitarian aid, and call attention to the need for a longer-term strategy to achieve peace and justice for Palestinians.
The delegation will attempt to enter Gaza through Egypt at the Rafah border on March 6th. They will be in Gaza for International Women's Day, which is on March 8th, and return to Egypt on March 12th.
The delegation will be delivering solar lamps to the women of Gaza, who have been facing severe electricity shortages.
This is the first time since the overthrow of Egyptian President Morsi that a large delegation has attempted to enter Gaza through the Egyptian border.
"The women of Gaza are needing now, more than ever, a show of support from the outside world. They are enduring hardships that have been imposed upon them by conditions beyond their control.
These hardships have been created by a power that has kept them under siege, restricting free movement, depleting their economy, water, electricity, and most of all, human dignity. It is our responsibility to expose this situation to the people of the world, to create international pressure to right this situation."
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