The Palestinian restaurant run by women, for women

STORY: This restaurant in Gaza is run entirely by women

and serves an all-female clientele

Location: Gaza City, Gaza

Sabaia VIP offers light meals like chicken sandwiches and pizza

It’s headed by chef Amena Al-Hayek

"I found it difficult to become a head chef, leading a team of male chefs, because they reject being led by women. It's a masculine society, that does not allow women to lead a team of chefs in Gaza."

"Sabaia VIP restaurant made me realize my dream, working as a head-chef in a restaurant and showing all my creativity and innovation."

The restaurant employs eight women as staff

and others who prepare food from their homes

"We can be very creative and we can open a restaurant, and it can be successful without the supervision of male chefs."