GAZA CITY, Palestine

In a secluded Bedouin community in the northern Gaza Strip, women are largely limited to raising children and doing household chores, but one girl got past hurdles and broke down barriers to make her mark.

In the Al Juron neighborhood in Jabalia, Huda Abu Khousa decided to buck tradition in a place where most girls lack access to education and even those who do rarely go beyond primary school.

Abu Khousa always believed in herself and was eager to learn and grow. Her attitude caused her to fight and stand up for her rights.

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