Stories from Women in Palestine

Northern Women for Palestine comprises a group of activists who work to stage events across the north of England around International Women’s Day.

Mahasin Arwa Reem Zayneb and Kholoud in Bradford
Mahasin Arwa Reem Zayneb and Kholoud in Bradford pictured together during the WOMEN OF PALESTINE: LIVING THROUGH TRAUMA, BUILDING RESILIENCE series of events

They connect the struggle of Palestinian women to the wider movement for justice and rights for all women. The latest visit involved events in Manchester, Saddleworth, Sheffield, York, Hebden Bridge, Bradford and Halifax.

The women pictured above have written about their experience for the Morning Star. We reprint it here.

Arwa’s story

Kholoud’s story

Zayneb’s story

For further information, contact Annie O’Gara at annieog@googlemail.com and (0114) 438-2351.

Right to roam walk 2016 is about to start!

From April 22nd to May 21st The Right to Roam walk will highlight the plight of Palestinians under occupation
From April 22nd to May 21st The Right to Roam walk will highlight the plight of Palestinians under occupation

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.

Please donate

to raise funds for the Children Projects or via the right to roam giving page for the Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund.

More details on the right to roam walk can be found here

WOMEN OF PALESTINE: LIVING THROUGH TRAUMA, BUILDING RESILIENCE

  • Mahasin Arwa Reem Zayneb and Kholoud in Bradford
    Mahasin Arwa Reem Zayneb and Kholoud in Bradford pictured together during the WOMEN OF PALESTINE: LIVING THROUGH TRAUMA, BUILDING RESILIENCE series of events
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Supporting Sheffield PSC through 2016

Afaq Jadeeda logoSheffield PSC needs your support through 2016.

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.

Women of Palestine: living through trauma, building resilience

northern women for plaestineJoin us for a series of events dedicated to the women of Palestine for International Women’s Day. Our theme is Women of Palestine: Living through Trauma, Building Resilience”.

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.

reem in concertSat March 5 – Manchester

Sunday March 6 – Saddleworth

Tuesday March 8 – Sheffield

Thursday March 10 – York

Saturday March 12 – Bradford: Grand Finale

Sunday March 13 – Halifax: Reem Kelani in Concert