Wi’am launched the She Builds Peace Campaign in Palestine to advance women’s participation in peacebuilding and support the cause of Palestinian Unity.
The February 1st military coup in Myanmar brutally crushed dissent, and the crackdowns and killings continue. In May another resurgence of violence in Palestine and Israel brought renewed attention to this 54-year conflict. How do social activists survive and thrive when the tanks roll in, the bombs drop, the raids and the arbitrary arrests begin? These, among other questions, were discussed on June 29th at the fifth session of the Coming of Age of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda series, entitled ‘Survival and Activism under Occupation’, focusing on Myanmar and Palestine.
Established in 1994, the Wi’am: The Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center (Wi’am) is a Palestinian grassroots organization that seeks to improve community relations, resolve conflicts, and promote peaceful dialogue. Through empowering youth and women with practical life skills and knowledge of civic and legal rights, Wi’am aims to be a catalyst for political and social transformation.
Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian peaceful protesters, leaving nearly 60 killed and almost 3000 wounded. Palestinian peace activist, Lucy Talgieh speaks to ICAN about the violence and calls on the international community to do its duty and intervene for peace and justice.
Lucy Talgieh, a newly-elected municipal representative in Bethlehem, Palestine talks about women’s rights, eradicating extremism and promoting a more peaceful homeland.