Friday, March 24, 2017

women‘s rights

  • Grassroots organisation works to combat violence against women | February 11, 2017
    Formerly known as Woman Against the Wall, Biddiya-based Women for Life began in 2002 as a group of Palestinian women practising non-violent resistance against the separation wall. Through demonstrations, camp-outs and rallying, the women succeeded in diverting the wall by 3km, and in doing so saved a school from demolition. .....
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  • Women’s cooperatives provide support and income for Palestinian women | April 30, 2014
    Staggeringly high rates of unemployment, imprisonment, critical injury, and death at the hands of Israeli armed forces have rendered many men unable to provide for their families. As of January this year, according to Palestinian prisoner support and human rights association Addameer, there were 4,852 adult Palestinian males in Israeli prison......
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  • Embroidery in Dheisheh camp financially improves women‘s lives | March 25, 2013
    On March 8 of every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated as a symbolic reminder to the rest of the world of the struggles of women across the globe. “International Women‘s Day for Palestinian women this year means a lot of struggle, a lot of power that must be gained for Palestinian women because we are facing two kinds of oppression... .....
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  • Noor Aida: Cooking Classes as a Form of Empowerment | April 07, 2012
    Noor Aida started off as a simple mother’s club but quickly evolved to an income generating empowerment project. It was understood at an early stage that stable financing was key to ensure that progress made at the mother’s club could be sustainable. .....
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