Georgia: Peace in Our Families

This is the second article written by Marina Tabukashvili from the Taso Foundation in Georgia, Retaj partners in the Sharing for Empowerment project conducted in Lithuania in September 2015.

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In 2001, as we were shooting a film in an ethnic minority village, we spoke with the head wife of a man who stretched his arms saying, “What law are you talking about? Tbilisi? Where is Tbilisi?” Tbilisi was one hour away northeast by car. At that point, I thought, “Probably they don’t beat their wives here.” Continue reading

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Marathon with Hindrance: Palestinian Women’s Freedom of Movement – or Lack Thereof

This article was written as part of the Sharing for Empowerment project organized by the Lithuanian Center for Equality Advancement. Retaj women attended project workshops in Lithuania in September 2015.

For Palestinian women in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, one of the basic human rights – the right to freedom of movement – is denied by a complex system of physical obstacles, administrative barriers, and restrictive social norms. Continue reading

Georgian Women, Rural Women

This article is written by Marina Tabukashvili from the Taso Foundation, Georgia. Marina together with five other Georgian women participated in the Sharing for Empowerment project organized by the Lithuanian Center for Equality Enhancement, in which Retaj are also partners. Please scroll down for pictures from Georgia.

Georgian Women, Rural Women

I am the director of a women’s national fund. I have been in this line of work for fifteen years. Since 2004, we have been working in villages, with rural, conflict-affected, internally displaced, and ethnic minority women, and this entitles me to speak not only about but also on behalf of these women. Continue reading

Retaj Delegation Arrive in Lithuania for International Project with Georgia

Retaj Women have safely arrived in Lithuania!

Lithuania on the map.

Retaj Foundation for Palestinian Women is honored to participate in the international project “Women in (post)Conflict Situations” organized by the Center for Equality Advancement (Republic of Lithuania, EU).

Women from Palestine, Georgia, and Lithuania will spend the week together learning from each other and sharing experiences. The programme is packed with workshops, meetings, lectures, and discussions. Continue reading

Asira TV Report No.2: Boycott Israeli products

16% of every Israeli product bought goes directly to support the occupation army which attacks Palestinians on a daily basis. Buying Israeli products means financially supporting the occupation.

The crew of Asira TV take to the village streets to find out whether local shops stock Israeli produce:

Asira TV reporters explaining to viewers why boycotting Israeli products is an act of resistance against the illegal occupation, and how to find out if a product is made in Israel.
Asira TV reporters explaining to viewers why boycotting Israeli products is an act of resistance against the illegal occupation, and how to find out if a product is made in Israel.

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