|Jerusalem: A City on Edge|
It is widely perceived that Jerusalem has reached a dangerous boiling point of polarization and violence not seen since the end of the second intifada in 2005. A vicious cycle of violence is increasingly threatening the viability of a two-state solution which has been stoked by continued settlement construction.
In a new report by WCLAC – Jerusalem: A City on Edge – these perceptions are graphically confirmed in the testimonies provided by women living in the city. Through the voices of women, a clear picture emerges of a community deliberately and systematically placed under enormous physical and psychological pressure by the prevailing authority with the apparent intention of making not only day-to-day life unbearable, but destroying any hope in a brighter future.
|Palestinian Women and Inheritance|
Inheritance is an internationally recognised concept. It is enshrined in most, if not all, national laws and international conventions. Inheritance is particularly significant as it bolsters kinship ties between heirs and estate holders, consolidates respect of private property, and promotes investment and production activity. The Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) has developed this research paper in line with its goal of promoting empowerment and protection of women against violence.
|Jerusalem: A City Divided (September 2014)|
This report explores the historical context of the region in order to better understand the issues facing women living in East Jerusalem today. The relevance of this endeavour is two fold: first, by understanding the past the reader may obtain a clearer picture of what is happening today, and why; and secondly, by reviewing some of the unjust decisions of the past, we may gain a better understanding of what needs to be done in order to reach a satisfactory solution. This historical overview is juxtaposed with the voices of real women living in Jerusalem today, who have experienced the events first-hand and who are in a unique position to add texture and substance to events and decisions that frequently took place far from Palestine.
|Women and the Draft Constitution of Palestine|
This paper provides an extensive gender analysis of the third draft constitution of Palestine which raises important questions over the equality, protection and guarantee of rights for women.