Saturday, July 9th, 2016
Yedioth Ahronoth’ daily, one of the most important and widely-circulated Israeli newspapers, has organized a conference for fighting the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign (BDS). The conference was attended by a notably large number of diplomats and politicians, such as the EU ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen
The English translation for the article published in Bukra website by Reem Amer, co-coordinator of Coalition of Women for Peace can be found in PDF version here
Friday, May 13th, 2016
Art sale to raise funds for legal expenses for the defense of activists in the joint Palestinian-Israeli struggle against the occupation
David Hachmi 18, Tel-Aviv- Jaffa
Original works of art by renowned and emerging artists, advanced purchase can be made through the website.
Credit card purchases are tax deductiable in th U.S
The struggle against the occupation and for democracy and equality depends on the time and energy of volunteers, but it also involves high legal expenses. One of the methods of suppressing the struggle against the occupation is legal persecution: many demonstrators Palestinians as well as Israelis are arrested at demonstrations for no reason. They are accused of false charges against which they must defend themselves. Despite the willingness of a dedicated legal team to work for solidarity rates, the costs add up to a substantial amount.
25% of the sale price of each work will be paid to the artist who donated the work. All funds raised will be dedicated to covering legal expenses.
Opening hours: Thursday 20:00-23:00; Friday 10:00-16:00; Saturday 10:00-22:00
The initiators of the intervals project were the Coalition of Women For Peace which has supported this struggle from its inception and Anarchists Against The Wall have taken part in this struggle for about 10 years and have paid a high personal, legal and financial price.
These days the intervals project is being carried on by a group of activists to support the original goals of the project.
Curated by Ofra Harnam
Monday, February 8th, 2016
On December 2014 CWP has organised “A whole in a Brickwall” conference on Non-Violent struggles and
strategies for change
This booklet with selection of texts from various struggles and georaphical areas is another way of sharing the
knowledge that was gathered in movements all over the world, including Israel-Palestine
Nonviolence and Nonviolent resistance are by themselves very broad concepts and their various interpretations and manifestations are even broader and more diverse. We do not attempt providing in-depth explanations or discussing all the complexities and dilemmas regarding the struggles and their modes of operation. Instead, we chose to present several essential points and to describe several incidents and struggles from different places in the world that we can use for learning and drawing inspiration
Over the years, notions of nonviolent resistance have attracted considerable criticism. One of the major examples is the criticism voiced by Malcolm X against the approach identified with Martin Luther King Jr. Several questions and criticism have been raised also in the recent times, in the course of demonstrations and consolidation of protest movements worldwide, and in the struggle against the occupation.
It is important to remember that nonviolent struggle is not homogenous or dichotomic, it is not divided only into supporters and opponents. Rather it raises various issues and dilemmas, several of which are presented in this publication
You can read and download the full version – Hole In a Brickwall- Nonviolent struggles
Monday, January 25th, 2016
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
In December 2014, CWP organized a 2 days conference on Non Violent Struggles.
For more information about the conference Click Here
Below is a collection of articles from the media and interviews with local and international participants in the conference.
An interview with Rae Abileah (USA)
An interview with Hope Chigudu (Zimbabwe)
An article by Rae Abileah What does Beautiful Trouble have to do with feminism and nonviolence
Friday, December 12th, 2014
The Coalition of Women for Peace cordially invites you to
A two-day conference of lectures, discussions, workshops and movies dealing with nonviolent struggles
16.00-16.30: Reception, Coffee and Cake
16.30-16.40: Welcome and Introduction, Coalition of Women for Peace
16.40-17.40: Are you listening now? Resistance and Public Attention (Panel)
Facilitator: Hedva Isachar
Speakers: Nadim Omar, Najwan Berekdar, Mahmoud
Zwahre (pre-taped),Abeer Baker
(Rae Abileah (USA.
17.45 -18.45 Key Note
Jamila Raqib, Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution, USA
19.45- 20.45: Loyalties and Solidarity (Short Lectures)
Facilitator: Sahar Shehade
Speakers: Adnan Hasanbegovic (Bosnia and Hercegovina), Azzeez Al-Turi, Aya Shoshan, Sapir Sluzker-Amran
21.00-22.30: Workshops (early registration required!)
I.) Hope Chigudu (Zimbabwe): What’s the Point of the Revolution if We can’t Dance?
II.) Dalit Baum (USA): Multinationals, Money and Us: Nonviolence and Economic Activism
21.00-22.30: Documentations, Resistance, Movies and Memories (Mini Movie Marathon and Debate)
Facilitator: Osnat Trabelsi
Issa Amro, Ahmad Amro, Aya Zamir, Adnan Hasanbegovic (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
16.00-16.30: Registration, Coffee and Cake
16.30-16.45: Welcome and Introduction, Coalition of Women for Peace
16.45-18.30: Is a Nonviolent Struggle necessarily a Feminist Struggle? (Short Lectures and Q&A)
Facilitator: Makbula Nassar
Speakers: Dalit Baum (USA),Rfaa Anabtawe, Nabila Espanioly, Hope Chigudu (Zimbabwe)
Media – a Tool for Change or an Obstacle to Protests Panel and Discussion
Facilitator: Orly Noy
Speakers: Shireen Younis, Prof. Amit Schejter,Yaser Elaoqbe, Elinor Davidov, Liat Schlesinger
21.45-22.00 closing Words, Coaliiton of women for peace
For further information please write us
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Gender Sensitivity and Feminist Methodologies Information Kit for Activists Groups and Civil Society Organizations
PDF version feminist tools
In this kit we would like to present a few key discussion points, as well as tools which can be used daily within the groups or organization in which you are active and/or working for
As a feminist organization that is working towards ending the occupation and any forms of oppression, we place great emphasis on ongoing self-examination and peer-examination. As organization and groups that advocate social change, we must see how we can help each other in creating a better and hopefully safer community. Community that advocates change and reconstruction of social orders, while being able to self-examine
?Who is this kit for
This kit is suitable for everyone – individual activists from different genders, activist groups, civil society organizations, and anyone else who might be interested
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
” .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.
We need your help today to continue our work tomorrow!