Week 10: Women in Peacebuilding Online Gathering

Week 10: Women in Peacebuilding Online Gathering

We learned about and celebrated the ways that women are leading the campaign for Palestinian rights. Our guest was Randa Siniora, general director of the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC).

More about our guests:

Randa Siniora is currently the General Director of the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) since 2015. I was the Senior Executive Director of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) from September 2007 until June 2015. I was earlier the General Director of Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man (2001-2005), the Head of Networking and Advocacy at the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling (1997-2001) and the Legal Researcher and Coordinator of the Women’s Rights Program at Al-Haq. (1987-1997)

Randa Siniora has an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex/UK and an MA Degree in Sociology-Anthropology from the American University in Cairo.

Links from Discussion/Chat:

  • You can find WCLAC on their website at http://www.wclac.org/en. And follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WclacPalestineEnglish/, and Twitter at https://twitter.com/WCLAC_English. Please follow them and their amazing work!
  • “Facts and figures: Women’s leadership and political participation” from UN Women: https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/leadership-and-political-participation/facts-and-figures
  • If you’d like to know more about Israel’s vaccine apartheid, Electronic Intifada just had a podcast episode on the subject: https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/nora-barrows-friedman/podcast-ep-31-israels-vaccine-apartheid
  • We saw a great film by and about Palestinian women on the weekend. Stitching Palestine. I highly recommend it. Women from inside and outside Palestine telling the stories of their families. You can stream Stitching Palestine here for a small fee https://vimeo.com/ondemand/stitchingpalestine
  • If you want to hear more from Randa, you can hear her as part of the discussion “Gender equality and the good society”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_E-8D2hsFw
  • Or as part of Donors Direct Action Fund for Women’s “Women’s Rights Palestine: An online dialogue between Maysoon Zayid and Randa Siniora”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLcfX7E8U40
  • +972 Magazine just published an update on Israel’s very slow campaign to give vaccines to Palestinian workers in Israel: https://www.972mag.com/israel-covid-palestinian-workers-vaccines/