A 14-year-old in Gaza Strip does not like the new rules that segregate her schooling from that of boys. She has plenty of company. But Hamas, which wants to impose Sharia, shows no sign of slowing down its drive to impose socially conservative regulations.
Sisters Sabah and Shrouq Abu Gunaim are trying to carry their childhood passion for surfing into adolescence. The sport is a rarity in the Gaza Strip, and almost forbidden for young women in this conservative society.
She had been through an air attack in Gaza before. But this time she had a daughter and was 9 months pregnant. Eman Mohammed looks back on waiting to give birth, so her second daughter wouldn’t be born during the horror of war.