About this Event
A special joint event of Palestinian and Israeli women activists in the field of gender equality and peace, calling for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Israel and in Palestine.
The digital conference will focus on the urgent need to protect women from all sorts of violence as a common problem.
20 years after the historic resolution 1325 was passed, it is no secret that its implementation is far from achieved. Even though there are estimated 200,000 women who are suffering from domestic violence in Israel today, there are only 15 active shelters to aid them. This picture gets even worse for Palestinian women who are not only suffering from gender discrimination and domestic violence but also from systematic ethnic discrimination as well as the violence of the Israeli occupation.
It is clear that implementing the 1325 resolution is crucial to the society, today more than ever, not only to prevent the various forms of violence against women and provide them with the needed protection but it is also essential for the prevention of violent conflicts and the advancement of peace.
Huda Abuarquob – Regional Director, Alliance for Middle East Peace-ALLMEP
Netta Loevy – Advocate, Itaach Maaki – Women Lawyers for Social Justice
- Miriam Coronel Ferer, a Filipino peace negotiator, the first female chief negotiator in the world to sign a final peace accord.
- Patricia Schulz, previously member of CEDAW and the Director of the Swiss Federal Office for Gender Equality, editor of a new legal commentary on the UN CEDAW.
- Samah Saleima, the founder of Na’am – Arab Women in the Center, manager of foreign contacts in Wahat al-Salam.
- Siham Fayad – a Palestinian woman.
- Lili Ben-Ami – Michal Sela Forum – Saving lives is our mission
November 9th at 11:00 am, digital conference
The conference will be held in Hebrew, Arabic and English (with translation).
During the conference we will have breakout rooms and start drafting joint recommendations.