We had with us in studio, Amal Elsana Alh'jouj.
Amal is a Bedouin/women rights activist. She's one of the key shapers of public opinion regarding the status of the Palestinian minority and women in Israel. At the age of 17 she established the first Arab Bedouin women's organization. Throughout the years she received numerous honours, most importantly, she was a Nobel Peace Prize nominee within the framework of the "One Thousand Women" submission. Amal is currently doing her PHD of Philosophy of Social work in Mcgill University.
We mainly discussed:
- Amal’s personal experience facing patriarchy
- The 3 types of oppression Palestinian women face
- Women's rights' place within the wider Palestinian struggle for liberation
- The importance of addressing women's issues today and not wait until the end of occupation
- The importance of economic freedom for women
- The similarities between South African and Palestinian women
- The west's views of Arab and Muslim women