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> Buses and freedom of movement
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> Fayza Al Ayan
“I want to be a woman peace builder and communicator for a free and democratic Palestine.”
I am a Palestinian refugee from a village occupied in 1948 called Deir Ayyub. After the occupation of the country in that year my family moved to the city of Ramallah. I got married in the city of Bethlehem and lived with my husband's family. I have four daughters and two sons.
Since the beginning of the occupation of Palestine, our people have been subjected to injustice, and women have been under pressure and are confronting great injustice. Our children too have been denied their rights. I and my family live, like many Palestinians, a very tiring life with a lack of stability and safety…
In 2002 my husband suffered an injury in his neck as a result of a gunshot by occupation soldiers when he was on his way to work… Since then my husband has been unemployed, leaving the full responsibility for earning the family income and the education of our children on my shoulders. This made my mission in this world very taxing. My responsibilities have become so very large in a country devoid of hope...
In 2005 I had the opportunity to nominate myself to be elected in the local council of Doha south of Bethlehem. I was lucky and won the elections. I had plans and hoped to achieve many of the dreams of women and children in the Doha area, but the occupation and the bad economic situation were obstacles not allowing me to achieve many of the expectations.
Still I am steadfast, working hard inside my house, cooking, doing my homely daily tasks, taking care of both husband and children while at the same time working to earn a living. I also try to volunteer and participate in public activities, especially at the Arab Educational Institute where the women and family groups strengthen my sumud or steadfastness and enhance my capacities as a woman in the field of peace-building, as well as in Christian– Muslim living together, and interreligious and intercultural communication skills.
My continued education strengthens my will to be a woman peace builder and communicator for a free and democratic Palestine.