Life Stories

Women’s stories about violence

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

This is a series of stories of women from the Bethlehem countryside, 2012, made for an AEI project on women's rights.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Married as a girl

A mother told us about her daughter who was forced to get engaged at the age of 14 to her cousin. She was still a little girl who used to play with the other children in the street. At the age of 15 she got married.(...)

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Women’s stories about health

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

This is a series of stories of Palestinian women from the countryside of Bethlehem, taken in 2012. They were written down as part of an AEI project on women's rights. This series focuses on the field of health.

HEALTH

Weak health, many responsibilities

Ibtisam, 40 years, from Artas: “I didn’t complete my education as my family got me out of school when I was in the 6th gr(...)

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Women’s stories about work

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

The following are a series of stories of women from the Bethlehem countryside (villages and camp). Made for an AEI project about women's rights in 2012, they give a idea of the social situation of many Palestinian women. The focus here is on labour.

LABOUR

A divorce in case of work

A girl graduated from an Iraqi university with an oral translation degree. She found many (...)

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Women’s stories about education

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

The following are a series of stories of women from the Bethlehem countryside (villages and camp). Made for a project

about women's rights in 2012, they give a idea of the social situation of many Palestinian women. The focus here is on the field of education.

EDUCATION

Leaving school early

I am Wafa’, 44 years old, from Artas. I’m a married woman with four sons an(...)

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Fifty youth stories from Bethlehem and Ramallah

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

These are fifty stories written down this year by Palestinian youth from the Bethlehem and Ramallah areas. They appear now (summer 2013) on so-called Wall posters attached to the Apartheid Wall in Bethlehem around Rachel's Tomb.

Arab Educational Institute

1. The Box

Two neighbors, Muslims and Christians, came together after Ramadan in a friendly atmosphere. During their f(...)

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Sylvana, from Bethlehem: My Life Story

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

Interview by: Maria Schmuck

Edited by: Natsumi Morita

June-July 2013

Bethlehem

Q: Would you tell me about your important life events?

I: During the first intifada, I was 4 months pregnant. My husband Fuad, his brother and I were at the Nativity church for the Sunday mass. While I was going out to take our car from the parking, there was a clash betweent the (...)

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Fuad Giacaman, from Bethlehem: Developing the AEI

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

Interview by: Maria Schmuck

Edited by: Natsumi Morita

June-July 2013

Bethlehem

Q: How do you as a co-founder think about the work you are doing in here? Why did you decide to establish the institute and what was the purpose of the institute?

I: We have had exposed to different challenges by the Israeli soldiers such as closing up the schools. The boys were i(...)

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Claire, from Bethlehem: My Life Story

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

Interview by: Maria Schmuck

Edited by: Natsumi Morita

June-July 2013

Bethlehem

Q: Could you tell us your experiences surrounded by the wall and living in the conflict situation?

I: In 1997 the Israeli army camped behind our building. They wanted to confiscate our aunt's land and use it for military base. The also wanted to turn this area completely into bloc(...)

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Antoinette, from Bethlehem: My Life Story

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

Interview by: Maria Schmuck

Edited by: Natsumi Morita

June-July 2013

Bethlehem

Q: Would you please tell me about yourself and your life story?

I: When Israeli army began to build the wall here, it hurt my heart. Before I went to the Anglican church in Jerusalem every day as I was responsible for arranging the flowers for the church with the ladies, guild, an(...)

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Rayya

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 28.05.2012:

By Riyam Kafri-AbuLaban

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

Rayya’s household of four brothers (Nooh, Idrees, Ibrahim, and Ilias), a sister, a mother (Im Nooh), and a father (Abu Nooh) changed faster than you can say Palestine. It was a breezy spring morning in 1948 when everything transformed in a discontinuous moment in time. Rayya, today, is seventy-eight years old and pac(...)

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