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Between the Hammer of Settler Colonialism and Anvil of Patriarchy

 National YWCA of Palestine Newsletter Vol.1, March 2016   Between the Hammer of Settler Colonialism and Anvil of Patriarchy To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those...

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2016 / 04 / 04  16:23
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National YWCA of Palestine Easter Message: Happy Easter

National YWCA of Palestine Easter Message Happy Easter As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” Luke 19:41-42 Blessed is the one who wept over Jerusalem for not knowing the ways of peace. Blessed is the one who yearned to gather us under her wing like a Mother hen. Blessed is the one who rode a donkey through the shouts of joy and...

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2016 / 03 / 25  17:04
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UN Solidarity Day for the Palestinian People on 29 November 2011

The YWCA of Palestine and the World YWCA have a special press release to be presented at the UN Solidarity Day for the Palestinian People on 29 November 2011.

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2011 / 11 / 30
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The YWCA of Palestine Keeps Hope Alive

When asked to write about the situation in Palestine, the words of Naja Said, writer, playwright and daughter of the late professor and renowned intellectual Edward Said, come to mind: “Words can be very powerful, and the word PALESTINE makes one want to cry.” After one year of her play ‘Palestine,’ this revelation still rings true as “Palestine” has ceased from being a concrete geographical place or a historical location, and Palestine has turned instead, to...

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2010 / 05 / 12
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Trainings for Community Members on Women’s Rights and UNSCR1325

 The YWCA of Palestine conducted two trainings on promoting women/gender rights and the UNSCR 1325 for community members in November 2011. The first training, on 22 November, was at the YWCA of Ramallah, in which 30 participants (25% of whom are young women) attended. The second training, on 24 November, was at the YWCA of Jericho and had attendance of more than 47 women, almost half of whom were young women. The women attending the trainings were from different areas from and around...

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2011 / 11 / 04
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Power to Change - Young Women Trainings

 The YWCA of Palestine, following its participation at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in Feb-March 2011, conducted three trainings for young women in June 2011. The trainings focused on: 1. Young Women Training on UN SCR 1325: 27 young women attended the informative training. It has motivated the participants to find out more about women’s rights and to see how what they have learned can be carried out in their daily lives. The training has been relevant and critical,...

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2011 / 06 / 04
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International Day in Solidarity with the Palestinian People

World YWCA We, the General Arab Women Federation, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the World YWCA as organisations that have a long history of working on issues of peace with justice, have witnessed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1948 and journeyed in solidarity with the women and girls in this region. We stand in search for lasting and durable peace with justice for all people of the world, and especially in this region on this special day, the...

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2011 / 11 / 30
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The YWCA of Palestine Keeps Hope Alive

When asked to write about the situation in Palestine, the words of Naja Said, writer, playwright and daughter of the late professor and renowned intellectual Edward Said, come to mind: “Words can be very powerful, and the word PALESTINE makes one want to cry.” After one year of her play ‘Palestine,’ this revelation still rings true as “Palestine” has ceased from being a concrete geographical place or a historical location, and Palestine has turned instead, to...

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2011 / 11 / 23
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International Conference: Women’s Freedom, Peace and Dignity in Palestine UNSCR 1325 for Accountability

International Conference: Women’s Freedom, Peace and Dignity in Palestine UNSCR 1325 for Accountability

  “Women’s Freedom, Peace and Dignity in Palestine UNSCR 1325 for Accountability” An International Conference, Convened by the YWCA of Palestine 26 September to 1 October 2014 STATE OF PALESTINE The YWCA of Palestine, with the support of the World YWCA and in coordination with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs- State of Palestine/ UNSCR 1325 National Forum, the General Union for Palestinian Women/ UNSCR 1325 Coalition, the Violence Against Women Forum (AL...

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2014 / 04 / 10  10:06
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