Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund sponsored its first three women students into university in Gaza in 2007. This year we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary and aiming to reach the target of sending out a total of £100,000 over 10 years.
To reach this target we need to raise £23,000 by June 2017. We have raised £19,000 to date, so are well on the way. There are events planned during the year including an International Women’s Day celebration in Sheffield Town Hall on Wednesday 8th March at 7.00pm. The event is being hosted by the Lord Mayor’s Office.
Come and join us to celebrate the students who have gained degrees and those we are currently supporting. Hear their stories and see their achievements.
Calendars are £5 to individuals and £3 to branches. P&P is £1/calendar.
To buy a calendar:
we will have them on sale at all our events or
Braving the wind and snow last week, now enjoying a well earned rest at Little Loch Broom.
You can still contribute to the funds raised by this walk for the childrens projects and women’s scholarship fund
While Labour nashes its teeth in the dust storm conjured by seasoned Zionists, we will continue to concentrate on the central issue: the recognition that Palestinians are denied, daily, basic rights to movement. Here is the flag planted in the wilds of Scotland this week
The right to roam walk in 2016 will take Caroline and fellow walkers from Morvich – 50 miles north of Fort William, to John O’Groats. (The full route for the UK 2016 right to roam walk is here)
We are wanting to celebrate the bravery of those who fought for the right to roam , how privileged we are to have that right and how entrapped by occupation and injustice are Palestinians who cannot move from area to area without moving through checkpoints.
The walk will end with simultaneous events right across the UK and in Gaza and the West Bank.
Our campaigning – on BDS, against the ridiculous ruling by the co-op bank, against the equally ridiculous and insipid declaration that PSC is a terrorist organisation, to increase awareness of the injustices suffered by Palestinian people – all these things need funds.
And so does our direct support for Palestinian people – whether through the children’s projects or the scholarship fund.
Please find out how here : SPSC Appeal – Version 2016-2.1 and act now.
Through film, music, drama, poetry, workshops, photography and women’s personal accounts, we will explore the daily trauma of life for Palestinian women. We’ll also be celebrating how they survive and thrive against all the odds – supporting each other, their families and their communities, by being politically and creatively active.
Running for a week, from Saturday 5 March Sunday 13 March, this programme has been devised by Northern Women for Palestine, a group of activists from towns and cities across the north of England committed to campaigning for justice for Palestinians.
Why not join us in the right to roam walk in 2016?
We are raising funds for:
Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund and Children’s Projects in Gaza
We will be starting this leg on April 25th 2016 where we finished last year, at Morvich; and we will be arriving at the end of our Right2Roam Walk, at John-o-Groats, on Saturday 21 May. The full itinerary is here.
Solidarity & fund raising walks along the R2R route (e.g. Bristol & Edale) are being organised for the final day
As in previous years, there will also be a solidarity walk in Gaza, also the same day: we will all be with the people of Palestine in spirit even though they are unable to be with us.