50 years since the Six-Day War, the Israeli occupation of Palestine continues. The impact of the occupation is devastating, for women not the least. Hedaya Shamun, at the Women’s Affairs Centre in the Gaza strip, shares her thoughts about the situation she and many other women endure.
“To achieve equality, we need to start from equal representation of men and women in decision-making bodies”, says Solange Lwashiga, the Rien sans les femmes movement’s national spokeswoman.
Great news! We are now working with women’s organisations in Tunisia. “This is a great possibility to support the Tunisian women’s movement in the ongoing democratization process”, says Jenni Wisung, our Field Representative for Middle East and North Africa.
English, computing, health care and – driving! These are a few of the education programs Kvinna till Kvinna’s partner organisation Women Now for Development in Lebanon arranges. “The center has become like a second home for me”, says Faten from Syria.
Leila from Syria has been through a lot. She was married off as a child, has lived through war, and suffered from mental fatigue. But, with support from Kvinna till Kvinna’s partner organisation Kafa, she has regained her joy of living. Now, she is offering …
Aseel was 14 the first time she married. Looking back now she says she wants to forget everything: the neglect, the violent abuse and, most of all, the long months in prison as a protective custody inmate.
“My children are treated as foreigners, even though they were born here. It makes me so angry! They should have the same rights as everyone else.” This says Nadira Nahhas, from Kvinna till Kvinna’s partner organisation CRTD.A in Lebanon.
Kvinna till Kvinna’s Annual report has been awarded “Best Annual Report 2015 within the Non-profit sector in Sweden” by the international audit firm PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers International).
Earlier this fall, Anna Arutshyan from The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s Armenian partner organisation Society Without Violence attended the big international AWID forum for women human rights defenders. Here is her personal telling of a once in a lifetime experience – one which affected her deeply.
The women’s movement in Macedonia is fighting an uphill battle. However, thanks to the support from The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, one of our partner organisations has succeeded in taking crucial steps towards putting women’s rights issues on the political agenda.