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special update from CWP tour to the U.S

Monday, March 24th, 2014

  Short update from our board members tour to the U.S

After long preparations, two of our board members, Aya Mana’a &Iris Stern-Levi, went on a short tour to the U.S

started in NY, meetings with different organisations, activists and key people and of course participating an event organised

by CUNY students, discussing the history of activism against the occupation from a gender and feminist lens and the economic

interests in the occupation, and a special event hosted by Women In Black from NY.

After few busy days in NY, our members continued to DC where they participated in a special panel discussion on Non-Violent economic resistance, the Israeli occupation and the international involvement, together with churches representatives from the U.S

still to come- more and more exciting meeting with great political partners and organisations, an event with Students for Justice in Palestine- Georgetown Uni., discussing land dispossession within Israel, from the Negev/Naqab to Palestinian villages in the North; and a great event hosted by the amazing Code pink and Jewish Voice for peace DC

If you’re around, you can still catch them in Georgetown

https://www.facebook.com/events/265503346943049/
or here

https://www.facebook.com/events/296809417136796/?fref=ts

More updates to come

March 8- Feminist Solidarity- Free Gaza now

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Women’s Day action- feminist solidarity with Gaza

Pics from the event-

Haim Schwarczenberg

Activestills

On International Women’s Day 2014 we, feminist activists against the occupation, choose to stand as close as we can to the
northern-most neighborhood in Gaza Strip.

More than a million and a half women and men are living on the other side of the fence, though the Israeli public is completely oblivious to their existence. The daily ordeals, life and experiences of women under siege are hidden from our eyes by walls of concrete, fences and silence.

On International Women’s Day we stand in solidarity with the struggles of women in Israel., Palestine and all over the world who live under oppression .

This year we chose on this day to come and stand here by Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of women are besieged, living in extreme conditions, experiencing water shortage, lack of medical and educational services, limited freedom of movement and poverty.

Let’s open our eyes and look beyond the walls, call for an end of the siege, and an end to the navel and aerial blockade on the Gaza Strip, for life, freedom and dignity

CWP tour in the U.S, March 2014

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Dear friends,

Two of our board members will visit the U.S. at the end of March 2014.
please share and distribute these 2 events:
NY meeting with students at CUNY

DC  CODEPINK DC and Jewish Voice for Peace-DC Metro Chapter

General information:

CWP is a feminist organization against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and for a just peace. It was founded in the beginning of the 2nd Intifada as a coalition of Palestinian and Jewish women (within the borders of 1948) that struggle together to end the occupation, through public campaigns and outreach programs, integrating a feminist and anti-militaristic discourse on all levels of society.

On 2007 CWP initiated the Who Profits From the Occupation research project in order to investigate corporate complicity in the Israeli occupation. After more than six years, Who Profits became a well-established professional research center and registered as a separate nonprofit. CWP and Who Profits work as sister organizations on a joint project to raise awareness of the economic interests that support the Israeli occupation, to mainstream the discourse about the economy of the occupation and establish economic activism as a common and legitimate tool in the struggle to end the occupation.

CWP is known for its clear and principled stances, including its unwavering support of the right of return of Palestinian refugees and the endorsement of universal jurisdiction.

Among CWP campaigns in recent years:

A campaign against anti-democratic legislation and the “Anti-boycott law”, solidarity with women in Iran, a campaign to end the siege of Gaza, a campaign against house demolitions.

Throughout the years, CWP has been a leading feminist voice within the Israeli anti-occupation movement and Human rights community, leading us to work intensively to confront issues of sexual harassment in political groups.

We hope that this upcoming CWP tour to the U.S. will introduce the CWP vision and activist initiatives to sympathetic U.S. audiences and help build personal relationships with peace/anti-occupation/anti-militarism/feminist activists, networks, organizations and foundations.
We are interested in face to face meetings and we can facilitate workshops and talks about our work.

CWP activists Aya Mana’a and Iris Stern-Levi will be leading this tour.

Aya Mana’a is a Palestinian woman born and raised in the village of Majd el-Kurum in the north. Aya’s has worked for several organizations including Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHR), Mossawa center, CWP and in Isha L’isha. 

In the past two years, Aya has focused on the struggle to support the Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli jails during the big wave of hunger strikes, in the struggle against the Prawer Plan and the land theft in the Negev\Naqab and in local community struggles in Jaffa.

Iris Stern-Levi is a longtime activist in the feminist movement and in the struggle to end the Israeli occupation. Her experience includes 20 years of work in the Tel Aviv Rape Crisis Center. She gives lectures and workshops on various feminist topics and promotes the feminist tools and discourse as an immanent part of the struggle to end the Israeli occupation in Palestine. Currently Iris is a board member of CWP and the co- director of the Israeli Tribunal for testimonies of women victims of sexual assault.

For further information please Contact:
Maayan Dak, CWP co-coordinator,
maayandak@gmail.com

(עברית) תגידי תודה שנותנים לך ללמוד בביה”ס שלנו

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

קואליציית נשים לשלום שמחה לתת במה לנייר עמדה שפורסם בעקבות כנס- חינוך לאזרחות בחברה לאומנית. 

מטרת הכנס היתה לעורר דיון עקרוני ופוליטי אשר חושף את הגזענות הממוסדת כפי שהיא באה לידי ביטוי במערכת החינוך בכלל ובלימודי אזרחות בפרט.
הכנס אורגן ע”י נעמי גרינשפן, פעילת הקואליציה, במסגרת עבודתה העצמאית בנושא חינוך בלתי פורמלי.

לקריאת נייר העמדה בקובץ פדפ לחצו כאן

Job opening: Resource Development Coordinator

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Coalition of Women for Peace invites applications for 75% position of Resource Development Coordinator

Responsibilities:

1. Write grant proposals and activity reports;

2. Draft budgets and monitor them closely with the Finance Director;

3. Maintain all correspondence related to grants;

4. Meet with CWP funders and maintain close communication with them;

5. Ensure that grant conditions are fulfilled;

6. Prospect for new funders;

Requirements:

1. Experience in resource development, Budget planning and management

2. Commitment to feminist Left politics and to the positions of CWP (see below*);

3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

4. Good verbal communication skills in Hebrew and/or Arabic;

5. Strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently;

6. Ability to work under strict deadlines;

7. Strong presentation and excellent interpersonal skills.

Please send a resume and cover letter to cwp@coalitionofwomen.org by Nov. 14th.

Write your name and “for Resource Development Coordinator” in the Subject line.

The hiring policy of CWP is to ensure appropriate representation of all social groups in our staff. We encourage women from all backgrounds to apply.

* CWP works to end the Israeli occupation and promote a thorough transformation of society according to a feminist vision of justice and full equality. Our positions include supporting the Right of Return and the Palestinian Call for BDS. More information about our work can be found online:www.coalitionofwomen.org

Sexual harassment in SCO and activism

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Sexual harrasment position paper- PDF file

” .We may not break up on the outside, but we do crack on the inside… we partake in this same silence. By being silent.”

(Adv. Orna Kohn)

Unfortunately, sexual harassment forms a part of the reality of many women around the world. In Israel, Jewish and Palestinian , , women, straight women and lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, immigrants and refugees, all suffer sexual violence in the different aspects of life. The worldwide statistics point out that every third woman in the world goes through rape, that every fifth woman suffers from sexual assault within the family and that every seventh man in the world goes through sexual harassment or assault. In Israel, every fifth woman goes through rape and every seventh woman suffers from sexual assault within her family

Sexual violence and sexual harassment occur on the street, at the workplace, at home, in the post office and in the bank, but they also

occur in social change organizations, political activism groups, in demonstrations and in detention centers

This position paper tackles the tension between the existing state of things and the desired state, regarding the application of values and actions for the prevention of sexual harassment in civil society organizations and activist groups, in particular.

Gaza Habibti T-shirts have arrived!

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Support Coalition Of Women For Peace- Buy a t-shirt!

All sizes available at our office
To order a shirt for the price of 50 NIS, please contact us by mail
cwp@coalitionofwomen.org

or our facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coalition-of-Women-for-Peace/94205446262

(עברית) ונעבור לפרסומות אלימות כלפי נשים

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

(עברית) לא יורות, לא בוכות- בלוק פמיניסטי נגד הכיבוש בהפגנת יום הנכסה

Friday, May 31st, 2013

(עברית) סדרת הכשרות בנושא הגנה מפני אלימות

Thursday, March 28th, 2013