The Wefaq Society for Women and Child Care founded in 2010, seeks to achieve gender equality and improvement for vulnerable children through economic empowerment and… Read More »March 30, 2015 part two, Here Death, There Death, But Let Me Do Something Useful For People
Blog entries 2015
Another sunny day in Gaza, another ride along the beckoning Mediterranean, another trip where the smell of raw sewerage permeates the car for miles. We… Read More »March 30, 2015 part one, We Don’t Hate You, We Just Don’t Understand What You Are Thinking Of Us
One of the greatest casualties of the ongoing war on Gaza is childhood. The Gaza Community Mental Health Program Deir al Balah Community Center has… Read More »March 29, 2015, So If You Killed My Child, You Think You Are Strong?
The Al Bureij refugee camp is located in the Middle Governate of Gaza on the eastern side of the main north/south road, Salah-ed-deen, which used… Read More »March 28, 2015, Sisterhood is still powerful
The day started with a shock, it seems that today is day light savings time in Gaza (who knew?) and I have already lost an… Read More »March 27, 2015 This could be my reality.
Because Gaza is so isolated with the long standing blockade and constricting siege, visitors are often asked to multitask as sherpas, bringing suitcases filled with… Read More »March 26, 2015 part two, We Are Not Numbers
In another universe, driving along the coast of the Mediterranean would be one of those vacation dreams filled with fresh fish and relaxing moments baking… Read More »March 26, 2015 part one, Sunshine, sand, and post assault dysphoria
Today I return to the Aisha Association for Woman and Child Protection to learn more about the impact of war on women and their families.… Read More »March 25, 2015, What do you say to a mother who has lost everything? Jump into the sky.
There is a photo hanging in my home of a juicy looking orange hanging from a tree; the fruit is pierced by a large screw,… Read More »March 24, 2015 part three, Passport toilet paper
When the taxi stops in front of a large institutional looking building, the Palestine Avenir (is that Avenue lost in translation or what?) for Childhood… Read More »March 24, 2015 part two, Happy (late) Mother’s Day Pink Bunny
UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East, has been given an impossible task. Originally a temporary agency… Read More »March 24, 2015 part one, The Most Massive Child Abuse In The World
Through some personal connections in Detroit, I end up calling two cousins who live in Gaza City, planning to share with them my documentary film,… Read More »March 23, 2015 part four, I want you to see what is beautiful!
March 23, 2015 part three, Patriarchy, addiction, poverty and the crushing culture of violence: The constriction of women’s bodies and minds
The UN OCHA data is blunt: The 2014 military operation in Gaza left 302 women and 582 children dead, 10,870 wounded, (2,120 women and 3,303… Read More »March 23, 2015 part three, Patriarchy, addiction, poverty and the crushing culture of violence: The constriction of women’s bodies and minds
Wejdan Diab, Marwan Diab’s sister, welcomes me to the Meera Kindergarten in Gaza City where the walls are painted Disney bright; I spot many photos,… Read More »March 23, 2015 part two, Kindergarten: see German definition: Children’s garden
I first met Dr. Mona El-Farra several years ago in Washington DC and I have followed her work and reports primarily through the Middle East… Read More »March 23, 2015 part one, Running on Empty