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The Women's Boat to Gaza, a campaign of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, will hold a press conference on May 31 at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium with the attendance of MEP Soraya Post (S&D, Sweden) to provide updates on our work to set sail towards Gaza in mid September with all women delegates and crew.

In doing so we raise the issue of the ongoing illegal blockade of Gaza, which denies freedom of movement to Palestinian people and also violates International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law.

Confirmed delegates who will be on the Flotilla include Nobel Laureate (1976) and peace activist from Northern Ireland, Mariead Maguire, and Green Party New Zealand Member of Parliament Marama Davidson. Other delegates will be announced in the coming weeks.

One of the important goals of our mission is to highlight the devastating effects of the brutal blockade on the Palestinian people living in Gaza and will emphasize in particular the struggle of women, and their many roles within the resistance. Women in Gaza often fill the role of caring for and sustaining life, and are actively involved in community development and nation building. It is important to make their voices heard, even more so during periods of extreme injustice.

A United Nations report states that Gaza will be uninhabitable by 2020. Our project is supported by many women's groups in Gaza and by civil society around the world who wish to change this horrifying prediction.

The Freedom Flotilla Coalition has asked for the support of members of the European Parliament for the Women's Boat to Gaza and will seek assurances from all governments that they will protect and not obstruct its peaceful mission of solidarity to the besieged Palestinian people of Gaza.

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