Palestine

2007 Arabic eCourse with participants from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine

October 3, 2007

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The eCourse focuses on five themes from WLP’s seminal work, Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women: developing participatory and personal leadership skills; communicating persuasively; creating a shared vision; and mobilizing resources. Over the ten-week period, participants will complete reading and writing assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities.

A Palestinian Woman's Story of Misery

July 17, 2007

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As a woman in an Arab society, your options and choices in life are limited. However, as a Palestinian woman, with no legal evidence of your citizenship, as well as a single parent, your choices and options are almost non-existent. Everyday I live in fear of losing my children and wonder if they will have food and shelter the next day.

A Journey Into Pain

June 27, 2007

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My family is originally from Palestine. However, while growing up, I lived in many places. I lived in Kuwait, Jordan, and Qatar. I loved traveling, meeting new people, and experiencing life. It made me feel alive. However, one day while I was visiting a friend in Kuwait, I met a Palestinian guy. After getting to know each other for several months we decided to get married and move to Palestine. Back then, I thought I was taking my first step into happiness. However, time would prove otherwise.

A Stranger In My Own Country

December 13, 2006

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Asma is a wife and mother of four boys and three girls. She and her husband are Kuwaitis of Palestinian origin. Asma moved to Palestine in 1997 with her family on a visitor’s visa in the hope of becoming permanent residents. However, ten years later their application still has not been approved. Without legal status, Asma continuously struggles to keep her family together, as well as to keep her children in school.

A Day in the Life of Salweh

December 13, 2006

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Being born a Palestinian means that every day of your life is a struggle. We do not have the luxury of practicing our natural rights as citizens. It is impossible for us to travel from one city to another without passing through a checkpoint and being humiliated first. However, being a Palestinian is a thousand times more difficult if you have lost your identity documents.

A Grandmother's Wish

August 18, 2006

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I want only the best for my Ina’am but am unsure of how to give it to her. My granddaughter Ina’am is six years old and in first grade. She has lived with me since she was two years old.

WLP and Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan Convene Middle East/North Africa Institute for Women's Leadership in Jordan

December 15, 2003

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WLP convened the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) Regional Roaming Institute for Women's Leadership from December 9-15, 2003 in Petra, Jordan. Thirty women leaders from eleven Arab countries including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, and Yemen took part in the week-long Institute for training of trainers.

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