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In photos: 'One Billion Rising' march for women's rights in Ramallah

Feb. 15, 2014 10:25 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 19, 2014 4:36 P.M.)

Dozens took to the streets of Ramallah on Saturday to take part in a rally for women's rights and in protest against violence against women as part of a global day of action.

Protesters marched under the banner of "One Billion Rising for Justice," in a local iteration of an international movement that brought activists into the streets in dozens of countries around the world for the third year in a row.

The protest in Ramallah kicked off around 2 p.m. in the city center.

Protesters held signs condemning violence against women and calling for an end to crimes of honor against women.

(MaanImages/Mohammad Ricardo Alfrado Ruiz)

Campaign coordinator Iman Aoun told Wattan TV that "One Billion Rising" events took place in 210 countries around the world in order to "stop laws that discriminate against women" and to oppose the oppression of women by social traditions, customs, and the family.

She added, "None of the existing laws do justice to the rights of women in society, or make her an equal partner in (social) life and decision-making in the society in which she lives."

General Union of Palestinian Women member Sawsan Shannar told Wattan that "the campaign came to raise the voice of women in order to live in safety and justice, as well as to raise community awareness following an increase in the number of cases of honor killings."

Shannar stressed the need for a law to help women achieve equality and justice in society.

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