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Amal Abu-Rqayiq brushes a wooden frame in her small carpentry work-shop in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on March 8, 2014. Amal is a 40 -year-old divorcee working in a male dominated profession to help raise a daughter with special needs. On March 8 people around the globe celebrate International Women's Day, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975. The UN writes that it is an occasion to commemorate achievements in women's rights and to call for further change. Photo by Ashraf Amra