International Women’s Day March, Qalandiya, Palestine

Palestinian women march at the Qalandiya checkpoint commemorating International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014. Al-Akbar English reported that at least 11 women were injured in the demonstration.

In Cairo, Egyptian authorities deported women activists who had attempted to cross into Gaza to celebrate International Women’s Day. Egypt, which controls the Rafah crossing, had earlier prevented the group of nearly 100 women from entering Gaza.