Palestinian women have always played a central role in the Palestinian movement for liberation, as well as in continually pursuing justice for women within Palestinian society. Palestinian women have been leaders, intellectuals, fighters, organizers, and writers in the Palestinian national cause, and have been a constant part of every mobilization for justice and liberation in Palestine. Palestinian women have held symbolic roles as mothers of the nation but at the same time have also been continually regarded as members of the nation, full participants in its present, its struggle, and its future. Both within women’s organizations and general organizations, Palestinian women have been leaders on the front lines of struggle. Indeed, the structures pioneered by Palestinian women’s committees have been, in many ways, the backbone of the popular support networks of the Intifada and the Palestinian resistance. Within Palestine and in the diaspora, Palestinian women have organized themselves and others for struggle and action. The information and resources below aim to provide current news from the Palestinian women’s movement, information about the history and current situation of Palestinian women’s participation and leadership in the Palestinian national liberation movement, and articles focusing on Palestinian women’s participation and organization, as well as links to further information and to Palestinian women’s organizations.
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