The Strong Post-War Women of Gaza
The weight some women carry on their shoulders may be tremendously heavy. Some go through a lot, but still struggle and remain strong to get ahead with their families. Through his lens and this photodocumentary, the young photographer Motaz Alaaraj captures the unique moments, the unique emotions of women in war-torn Gaza, Palestine, to raise awareness on the occasion of #WomensDay, supporting the #BeBoldForChange campaign.
Motaz Alaaraj is a 26-year-old photojournalist and filmmaker from Palestine. Motaz lives in Gaza, a place he holds dearly in his heart. "There are many things that tie me to real life here in Gaza and I want to capture and portray them through photographs or videos. I want to show the few beautiful things that remain here," he says.
Motaz is passionate about what he does. His high motivation and passion for photography and filmmaking have won him several prizes with international NGOs such as the UNRWA, Mercy Corps and the Welfare Association. He has also been featured in several magazines. a member of NET-MED Youth in Palestine.
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Activities building skills among youth organizations and young journalists; to enhance youth representation in media and promote freedom of expression, media and information literacy and youth-generated media content.
Activities joining youth organizations, employment experts and different national stakeholders to engage in dialogue and work together on unemployment solutions and skills needs.
Activities empowering youth to participate in the communal and national development, revision and implementation of national youth strategies and public policies.