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Women of Palestine meeting

Wed 7 Mar 2012, 5 - 9.30pm, St. Matthew' s Rooms, Carver Street, Sheffield S10 2FD

An all-women' s meeting, marking International Women' s Day. Now, after over 60 years of colonisation and ethnic cleansing, Palestinians are still strong in their sense of identity as a people, in their determination to achieve justice and in their solidarity with each other and with people across the world who support them. And Palestinian women are still holding the human enterprise of survival together, as well as seeking to play their full part in the political struggle on every level. Support groups from the North of England acknowledge and celebrate the role of Palestinian women, whose testimony and example are so potent and inspirational. 5pm – 7pm: Social with songs and food7pm – 9.30pm: Women of Palestine speak:

  • Sameeha Selwan from Gaza: Speaking on resistance, the internet and women bloggers
  • Kholood Arsheid from Nazareth: Speaking on Life in Israel for Palestinian women, with a special focus on the destruction of homes
  • Kholoud Ajarma from Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem: Speaking on a refugee woman's life and experiences participating in the resistance
  • Aziza Khalidi from Beirut: Speaking on Palestinian women refugees in Lebanon
  • Zayneb Ashalalfeh from Hebron, West Bank: Speaking about Life Source, an organisation which campaigns about water rights in Palestine
  • Women from Sheffield' s Socialist Choir
Delicious food, fabulous company. An alcohol-free event, soft drink bar, donations welcome. All proceeds will go towards the Sheffield Palestine Women' s Scholarship Fund. For more information please email: or

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