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Traffic policewomen, a first for Bethlehem

Women participated for the first time in organizing traffic in Bethlehem, as part of a police program aimed at promoting women’s role in the force.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Female police officers participated Aug. 5 for the first time in organizing traffic in the streets of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank alongside their male peers, to facilitate citizens’ movement.

This move comes as part of a program the West Bank police had launched earlier this year to promote women’s participation in the traffic police force and help ease the workload of traffic policemen. Women’s participation in managing traffic on the streets of Bethlehem confirms Palestinian women’s ability to work and confront male social perspective undermining them and prohibiting them from taking positions that men monopolize.

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