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Palestinian hip hop group DAM raises awareness of ‘honour killings’ through a powerful music video

Friday, November 9, 2012

“Before she was murdered, she wasn't alive. We'll tell her story backwards from her murder to her birth… begin the Arabic rap lyrics, soon interlaced with a mournful chorus from the renowned Palestinian soloist Amal Murkus. As if rewinding a video in slow motion, you see a young woman's expressionless face on a bed in the forest; her body floats back to a standing position; a bullet enters her forehead. Her brother is pulling the trigger. This is the opening scene of the powerful new music video If I Could Go Back in Time. More

Young Palestinian activists carry out their role in bringing about peace

Thursday, October 25, 2012

In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women -a bastion for older-generation prominent women politicians- two young Palestinian women listen to the discussions, feeling a little shy in the midst of such veteran advocates. Amaal, 23, and Ruba, 26, are part of a younger generation of Palestinian women activists who say they are apprehensive and have often felt un-welcomed and even discouraged from participating in the current political scene. However, with enthusiasm sparkling in their eyes, they relate how they, as young women active in media and political spheres, could potentially bring change to the current political stalemate. More

Palestinian Women: Bread Makers, Bread-Winners

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It is 6.30 a.m. in the West Bank, part of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), and Istethkar Abdelkarim has already been working for two hours. And yet she couldn't be happier. More

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