The Effects of War on Women and the Environment in Israel/Palestine

You are invited to a conference:

The Effects of War on Women and the Environment in Israel/Palestine

Foundry United Methodist Church at 16th and P Streets NW,

Washington, DC on October 19th, 2007 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The intention of the gathering is to:

  • Raise awareness of the disparate effect of the continued conflict on women.
  • Get the facts about the exploitation of water and other natural resources in the region.
  • Hear the voices and experiences of Israeli and Palestinian women.
  • Explore collaborative ways to repair damage done to women, their families, and to the environment.
  • Promote the United Nations Resolution 1325 for Women, Peace & Security

While Palestinian women living under Israeli occupation struggle with daily survival in the face of one of the most powerful militaries in the world, Israeli women live in a constant state of insecurity as a result of the conflict. The cycle of violence perpetuates itself and comes “home” to everyone.   We don’t pretend to have the answer to this centuries’ old struggle.  “Women to Women for Peace” have been promoting the strengthening of women’s role in peacemaking and intercultural understanding among women as a way to peace since 1981.

 

Phyllis Bennis (author of Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer) will join us as well as renowned Emma’s Revolution musicians Pat Humphries & Sandy O (“Peace, Salaam, Shalom”).  In addition, jazz vocalist Pam Parker will sing to us (and with us) of justice and freedom and Noa Baum will perform excerpts from “A Land Twice Promised”.

Your organization can co-sponsor this event for $25 ($50 if you wish to have a table for your own literature, etc.)  Pre-registration of $25 per person or $35 at the door is requested.  (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

For more information, to co-sponsor the event or register for the conference: contact Bette Rainbow Hoover at 202-329-4667 bette@justpeacecircles.org or Kate Zaidan at 215-563-7110 kzaidan@wilpf.org

Sponsored by Women’s Peace Exchange 2007, Just Peace Circles, W.I.L.P.F. (Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom), AFSC/DC (American Friends Service Committee)

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