The European Union and the French Presidency of the European Union hosted today the first ever EU Talk event in Ramallah to honour nine exceptional and inspirational Palestinian women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
Each one of the honoured women told her own story to an audience of 200 people at the Ramallah Municipal Hall and gave an inspirational account of how much competence, creativity and courage they needed to pursue their dreams and deal with prevailing social norms in today’s Palestine. Whether in the field of technology, sports, science, community service, or by challenging prejudices and biases, these stories have already inspired many Palestinian women and girls.
‘’Gender equality is a core principle of the European Union. Yet, it is still not a reality. Women face too many hurdles and barriers on their way. In Europe and beyond, women continue to be targets of gender-based violence, stereotypes and hate speech. In business, politics and society as a whole, we can only reach our full potential if we use all of our talent and diversity. Today we celebrate this group of inspirational Palestinian women. This combination of exceptional talents, skills, and courage not only inspires other women but should inspire each and every one of us as we continue to work for gender equality, social equity, and equal opportunities,‘’ said the European Union Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff at the EU Talk event.
The EU Talk event is a newly established platform that aims to host exceptional Palestinian figures from all walks of life. In its first edition, the EU talk was dedicated to mark the International Women’s Day in Palestine by presenting inspirational stories from women across the occupied Palestinian territory.
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