2011 Middle East Workshops

Come learn about the impact women and girls have on development, security, and economic justice in the Middle East – looking at topics from the role of women in Islam, the impacts of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on women and girls, and the role women have played in the peace movement and economic development of Israel and Palestine.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

If You Let Them Build It….

Women have been a key part of seeking economic justice throughout the Middle East. From rebuilding Iraq to seeking just economic development in Palestine, the role of women is an often untold and overlooked story. Come here from people who have experienced and been a part of that work.

Countering Islamophobia: Women in Islam and the Middle East 

Come explore the role of women as leaders and peacemakers in the Muslim world, and specifically in the Middle East. Hear from secondgeneration American Muslim women leaders about the importance of terminology and cultural context, the participation of women in society, and the role of women right now in ensuring security, peace, and development.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Women Seeking Peace in the Midst of Violence

Come here stories of and from women actively seeking peace in the midst of the Israel/Palestine conflict.


Photo (c) Linda Panetta. Used with permission.

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