Palestinian Women’s Political Participation and Access to Decision-Making

Top image: Palestinian women leaders met at a National Gathering in November 2016 to engage in a dialogue and address some of the issues that concern women in the context of politics and communities. Photo courtesy of MIFTAH. Challenges and Prospects By: Courtesy of MIFTAH What is political participation? A prevalent misconception tends to restrict political …

Five Reasons Migration Is a Feminist Issue

The needs of women and girl migrants are falling through the cracks. Izdihar, a Syrian refugee in Jordan. © UNFPA Jordan/Sima Diab UNFPA-April 9, 2018 – UNITED NATIONS, New York – International leaders are convening at United Nations Headquarters, New York, to discuss the critical issue of migration and human mobility, a megatrend that is reshaping the global landscape. …

Saudi Arabia – Women Use Vibrant Twitter Activism for Rights

Saudi Arabia – Women Use Vibrant Twitter Activism for Rights Millions of women embrace social network to push for social reforms including abolition of system of male dominion By Liz Ford – March 28, 2018-The guardian  Women in Saudi Arabia are riding a “Twitter wave” of activism that they hope will lead to the abolition of a …

Ahed Tamimi Sentenced to 8 Months Under Plea Bargain,claims ‘no justice’ after ruling

‘No Justice Under Occupation:’ Ahed Tamimi Sentenced to 8 Months Under Plea Bargain She was arrested in December after a video showing her slapping an Israeli soldier went viral. Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman were sentenced to eight months in prison and a US$1,500 fine as their legal team accepted a plea bargain with military …