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Women's organizations, feminists and peace activists face multiple dilemmas in trying to make themselves heard and have an impact on the political process.
Since the early 1990s, an active civil society campaign has been promoting the negotiation of a robust, comprehensive, legally-binding treaty to establish standards and restrictions on the international trade in conventional arms. After a seven year process at the United Nations, the treaty text was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 2 April 2013.
Brief history of the UN process
Media Initiatives for Women
Continuing in their efforts for the use of non violence to enable and ensure gender inclusive conflict transformation, femLINKPACIFIC (Media Initiatives for Women) will be undertaking a series of Blue Ribbon Women's Community Media Exchange (dialogue) sessions in their four target communities commencing on the first anniversary of the December 5th coup:
The PeaceWomen Team
The escalating military aggression and conflict in the Middle East is the most recent example of the need for efforts to build sustainable peace and the dangers of not doing so. Building sustainable peace goes beyond the calling of a cease-fire – although this is an important step. Sustainable peace is not possible if women are excluded from peace processes.
Today, a full-page advertisement supporting the New Israel Fund will appear in the New York Times. Paid for by a generous donor who is launching a matching-gift campaign, the ad features a news photo of an actual billboard in Jerusalem, with a poster of a woman's face that has been clawed and defaced by ultra-Orthodox extremists.
In February 2003, the Tel Aviv-based Hotline for Migrant Workers (HMW) published a report titled, "Modern Slavery and Trafficking in Human Beings in Israel," saying:
The Likud-Beytenu list changes tactics • Instead of attacking Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett, it goes after other candidates on his list, saying they are extremists or chauvinists, and that one called for abolishing the Committee on the Status of Women • Habayit Hayehudi: ”We have three women in the top 12 spots. The Likud has only one.”
"At the demonstration today in Kafr a-Dik, I noticed looks and finger-pointing from the shabab (nickname for young Palestinians ) that made me feel some uncomfortable" wrote an Israeli leftist activist recently, referring to a West Bank protest last month.