Background Paper From the Palestinian Section

5 July 1992

The 25th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 1-6 July 1992 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia:

Background Paper

From the Palestinian Section:

(i) Support for Palestinian initiatives in the peace process

(ii) Support for the right of Palestinians in the diaspora to return o their homeland.

(iii) Support and aid to the Palestine Section towards sustaining their work and projects; research projects in the refugee camps and salient aspects of Palestinian life that have been disturbed and distorted as a result of the Israeli military occupation; relief work in the refugee camp with those injured and handicapped in the Intifada.

(iv) Give more attention to the work of the Palestine section due to the extraordinary circumstances and special difficulties under which it works. During the Gulf war, WILPF Palestine continued to work under the most enormous pressure and difficulties such as curfews that lasted the duration of the war. With a few exceptions, the section received very little support from other WILPF sections.