Public Statements Archive

In Memoriam: Maha Abu-Dayyeh (24 August 1951 – 9 January 2015)
It is with deepest sorrow that the members of the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling announce the passing of its co-founder and General Director, Ms. Maha Abu-Dayyeh. Maha died in the early morning hours on 9 January 2015, surrounded by her beloved family, after a long and courageous
Lack of cooperation from Israel leads to the cancellation of visit by UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women to Palestine
Ms. Rashida Manjoo, the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women was scheduled to visit the region from 19 to 29 January 2015, at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority. According to the statement released by the UN, the visit was cancelled “until further notice for lack of cooperation of the Government of Israel”.
UK Parliament votes in favour of recognising State of Palestine
On 13 October a non-binding motion was brought before the lower chamber of the UK Parliament that: “this House recognise the State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel". Following the debate, the House voted 274 in favour of the motion, with 12 votes against.
Jerusalem: A City Divided
Jerusalem today is a divided city. Between the wall, checkpoints, closures and administrative hurdles, communities in East Jerusalem are becoming increasingly fragmented. In a new report by WCLAC – Jerusalem: A City Divided - the history of how we arrived at this situation is explored juxtaposed with the voices of real women living in the city today.
The war in Gaza (2014) – summary
On 26 August an open-ended ceasefire came into effect bringing an end to the latest fighting in and around Gaza. During the previous 50 days of armed conflict 2,104 Palestinians were killed, including 253 women
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