Molly has been involved with Bat Shalom, Israeli Women's Venture for Peace since 1995. She is part of the spokespersons' team for the Women's Coalition for Just Peace, and previously served as a project coordinator for the Sikkuy Association for the Advancement of Civil Society in Israel.
Safaa is a Sudanese peace and gender activist who has worked in rel ief o pe rations in both Darfur and Eastern Sudan . Her involvement in Sudanese women's forum s since the 4th World Women Conference has been instrumental in voicing women's concerns. Saafa's role as Gender Expert Team Leader in the 7th round of the Darfur-Sudan Peace talks in Abuja was vital in leading women civil society to the negotiation table .
A journalist and editor-in-chief of the website Kanoon Zanan Irani (Focus on Iranian Women), a news website focused on women’s rights. As a reporter, she has been present in almost all regional conflicts and wars in the Middle East over the past ten years, including those in Lebanon, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Lubna is a Palestinian activist who works as a community organizer for Al Quds University, focusing on educational rights for the thousands of Palestinian children in East Jerusalem who have no schools. She also works with the community of East Jerusalem in their struggle against the Israeli occupation, home demolitions, and forced displacement.
Zaynab is the Coordinator of Sudanese Women Empowerment for Peace (SuWEP). SuWEP has a strong vision of a united women's movement in Sudan that respects internal diversity and contributes to democracy, development, justice, gender equality and inclusiveness in a society based on sustainable peace.
Many of the women of Atenco are farmers, who successfully defended their land in 2006 when the government wanted to build an airport. Their success came at a high price. Police raped dozens of the women involved in the protests. The women are now working for this wrong to be recognized. They are also acting to gain the freedom of 12 men in their community now serving terms in prison of up to 112 years!
Namma is a young activist who has co-founded several grassroots political movements in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including 'Women Against War', Palestinian-Israeli-International Mas'ha Camp, Generation X Feminists, and New Profile. She also initiated and established 'From Another Perspective - reality tours along the separation wall', and has facilitated several dialogue meetings of Palestinian and Israeli youth.
An activist with the One Million Signatures Campaign. Sussan and her colleagues launched the campaign in 2006 to collect one million signatures of Iranians on a petition demanding an end to legal discrimination against women in Iran. For the past ten years Sussan has worked in Iran at the national and grassroots level to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and to address gender issues and women's rights.
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