MECA’s work makes me think of my mother

Dec 19, 2019
You probably wouldn’t guess that I consider myself fortunate to have grown up in a Palestinian refugee camp. Although the conditions were horrible, the children were fortunate because the women...
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Refugee Women Earn Income with Traditional Foods

Sep 16, 2019
More than half a million refugee women from Syria are living in Lebanon with few ways to support themselves and their families. Lebanon allows refugees to work in only a...
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“Naila and the Uprising” film screening in celebration of International Women’s Day!

Mar 14, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 7pm Berkeley City College Auditorium 2050 Center Street, Berkeley near downtown Berkeley BART When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a young woman...

Award-winning documentary “THE JUDGE”

Jan 24, 2019
When she was a young lawyer, Kholoud Al-Faqih walked into the office of Palestine’s Chief Justice and announced she wanted to join the bench. He laughed at her. But just...

VIDEO: Profile of Um Hassan from Al-Masara Village

Apr 12, 2018
Fatima Brejia (more commonly known as Um Hassan) is an organic farmer, community activist, founder of a local women's organization, and most recently the head of the Al-Masara Village Council!...
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A Salute to Palestinian Women on International Women’s Day

Mar 08, 2018
Me and my mother when I was four-years-old Palestinian women have participated in every stage of the Palestinian struggle since the beginning of the last century. We Palestinian women have...

“Joining Hands” with Women in Palestine

Jul 18, 2016
By Cathy Shields and Mona Halaby Following a MECA delegation to Palestine/Israel in 2002, a small group of women in the Bay Area came together to support the economic self-help...
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Happy International Women’s Day, for all the women of the world

Mar 07, 2014
I send my message to you directly from Gaza, Palestine, where we are still living under siege and under occupation. I send my message to you directly from Gaza, Palestine,...
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