Tagged: Women

No, You Can’t Be A Feminist And A Zionist Op-Eds & Analysis
Mariam Barghouti, Forward

No, You Can’t Be A Feminist And A Zionist

Near Qalandia checkpoint in the West Bank, I watch as two female Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at a crowd of protesting Palestinian youths. One canister ricochets, hitting a young boy in the arm. The soldier who was shooting begins to laugh. Her colleague proudly pats her shoulder as they both reach to refill their weapons.

on November 27, 2017
#Marking50 Series: Manal Videos
IMEU

#Marking50 Series: Manal

“I am Palestinian and I’m going to stay Palestinian forever. It doesn’t matter where I live or what passport I carry.” Displaced by Israel during the Naksa in 1967, Manal grew up as a refugee in Jordan. Today, Manal lives in Brooklyn and remains active on Palestinian, undocumented, Muslim, and Arab women's rights locally.

on June 26, 2017
Zionism, the Nakba, and Feminism Op-Eds & Analysis
Donna Nevel, Huffington Post

Zionism, the Nakba, and Feminism

In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, author Emily Shire asked, in relation to the International Women’s Day Strike that included a call for the decolonization of Palestine, if the feminist movement has room for Zionists like herself.

on March 13, 2017
Can You Be a Zionist Feminist? Linda Sarsour Says No Op-Eds & Analysis
Collier Meyerson, The Nation

Can You Be a Zionist Feminist? Linda Sarsour Says No

Since Donald Trump was elected to the presidency, millions of women across the country have become active in a newly resurgent feminist movement. But, like in all feminist movements before it, tensions between groups...

on March 13, 2017
Gaza’s Women of Steel News Roundup
Mersiha Gadzo, Al Jazeera

Gaza’s Women of Steel

At 42 percent, Gaza has the world's highest unemployment rate - and while the rate of women in the workforce is only 15 percent, compared to 71 percent of men, many of them are trying to close the gap. More and more women are breaking societal norms...

on March 8, 2017
On 8 March, Stand with Women of Palestine News Roundup
Sofia Arias and Bill V. Mullen, The Electronic Intifada

On 8 March, Stand with Women of Palestine

The 8 March international women’s strike is an unprecedented opportunity for feminists to stand against Islamophobia and Israeli apartheid, while supporting Palestinian self-determination. The strike call for a “feminism for the 99 percent” includes explicit demands...

on March 6, 2017
Palestinian Media Outlets Commit to More Coverage of Women’s Affairs News Roundup
Rasha Abou Jalal, Al-Monitor

Palestinian Media Outlets Commit to More Coverage of Women’s Affairs

The Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs, in collaboration with local media, is deploying major efforts to encourage the media to address social affairs, and women’s affairs in particular...

on March 2, 2017
Women’s March Organizer Linda Sarsour: “We Need to Translate the Emotions and Frustrations of… News Roundup
Meredith Clark, Glamour

Women’s March Organizer Linda Sarsour: “We Need to Translate the Emotions and Frustrations of…

Linda Sarsour has had a busy few weeks. As the executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York and one of the cochairs of the Women's March on Washington, the organizer and activist...

on February 2, 2017
Director Mai Masri Explores Occupation, Incarceration in 3,000 Nights Film
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Director Mai Masri Explores Occupation, Incarceration in 3,000 Nights

Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri’s debut feature, 3,000 Nights, is Jordan's submission to this year's Academy Awards, and was Palestine's submission to the Golden Globes. Masri is an acclaimed documentarian whose films have received over 60 international awards, and is considered a pioneer in the changing Middle Eastern film landscape.

on January 11, 2017
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