'Women-only’ Hangouts Could Break - or Bolster - the Palestinian Glass Ceiling

Social venues catering to women offer a safe space for customers, but critics worry about the risk of voluntary segregation.

RAMALLAH – Twenty-year-old, hijab-wearing interior design students Yusin and Tamara have escaped the catcalls of downtown Ramallah to smoke water pipes at Ladies’ Café, a “women only” underground hangout discreetly located below a candy store.