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Palestinian woman Reham Shurab makes a traditional lantern, called a "fanous" used as a decoration to celebrate the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at her home in Khan Younis in the southern of Gaza strip on March 14, 2022. Despite the higher rate of enrollment in education for females than males, women’s participation rate in the labor force in Palestine, while it increased in 2021 compared to 2020 and reached 17% out of total women at work age in 2021 compared to 16% in 2020, the rate of men's participation in the labor force remained significantly higher and reached 69% in 2021 and 65% in 2020. Photo by Ashraf Amra