On July 8th, 2014, Israel launched an intense and indiscriminate bombing campaign and land incursion on the Gaza Strip. In the latest operation, over 1,960 Palestinians have been killed (as of August 13, 2014) with the majority of them women and children. Over 236,000 Palestinians have been left displaced and homeless due to the damage to their homes from Israeli… read more →
Written by Hopes for Women in Education Volunteer. A 2013 Thomson Reuters study has ranked Palestine 15th out of the 22 Middle Eastern countries studied in which to be a woman. Neighbouring Egypt ranked worst while Comoros was named the best place in the Middle East to be a woman. The study ranked countries in six categories: ‘violence against… read more →
“Educate a girl, educate a nation.” Written by Hopes for Women in Education Volunteer. Ghada Issa has been described as magical, unorthodox, and full of hope. Ever humble towards the praises sung about her by her colleagues and the parents of the girls she teaches, Ghada is a testament to the idea that one can empower others by empowering oneself.… read more →
This presentation was produced by Nora Berneis. All information is updated as of November 27th, 2013.
“Knowledge and hope; the only weapons we can have.” – Majd Al Wahaidi, Gaza. The siege on the tiny, isolated Gaza Strip has left its population vulnerable to numerous dangers and disadvantages. Among those, chronic unemployment and inadequate formal education are impeding the ability of young Palestinians living in Gaza to amend and ameliorate their situation, and optimisms are easily… read more →