Posts Tagged ‘CWP’

THE NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE – AN APPROACH THAT TROUBLES ISRAEL

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

THE NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE-AN APPROACH THAT TROUBLES ISRAEL_April 2016

Selection of Texts on Nonviolent Struggles

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

Activestills and Coalition of women for Peace 2006-2015 photo exhibition

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Gender Sensitivity and Feminist Methodologies for CSO’s

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

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

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


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