Last Wednesday, 14 February 2018, WCLAC submitted its report on health in the Gaza Strip and its impact on the women living there. It is primarily based on testimonies from women collected around Gaza Strip detailing the impact of Israeli activities on their access to health services and livelihoods. This submission focusses on the three themes of:
- Borders and permit system
- Health rights and access to health
- Infastructure and the blockade
The report has founded that continued Israeli blockade on Gaza Strip has severly detrimental effects on women's access to health and there is a system based on discrimination in practise by the Israeli side. Israel is not upholding its responsibility to provide free right to movement of all Gazan patients into Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, or Egypt, and is cause for devastating physical and mental injuries to women during the 2014 Gaza War.
Read the submission here.