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Women’s Movements in Palestine


The long tradition of Palestinian women’s movements are little known in the West, where Arab women are often portrayed as bad mothers, veiled, and shut up in their homes. On this edition, correspondent Sarah Olson talks with Palestinian women about their experiences fighting for peace, democracy and gender equality.


Intessar Salman, organizer, Palestinian Center for Peace and Democracy; Diana Butta, attorney, Palestinian Negotiating Team; Hannan Salman, manager, Palestinian Women’s Institute; Fatima Haldi, farmer; Khalida Jarrar, director, Addameer; Randa Seniora, director, Al-Haq; Eltazan Morar, student and activist.

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Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association – Jerusalem

Al-Haq – Ramallah, West Bank

Palestinian Counseling Center (PCC) – Beit Hanina, Jerusalem

Author: Sabine Blaizin

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