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Lina, truckdriver and student in Gaza
   
submitted by Arab Educational Institute
10.09.2010

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Women do not drive trucks in Gaza. Not until Lina Ibrahim broke the social taboo and insisted that she be allowed to take a course in truck driving, and use the skill to pay for her university studies.

With Gaza's economy in ruins, women have increasingly joined the formal and informal workforce sectors to help support themselves and their families.

Driving a truck part time will allow Lina to pursue her studies in optometry, which she hopes to practice in Gaza.

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