Palestinian Feminist Center for Sexual and Gender Freedoms

Aswat

We are Palestinian,
We are feminist,
We are queer.

 
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About

Aswat is a Palestinian feminist Center For Sexual and Gender Freedoms, who are part of an indigenous minority living and discriminated against in the state of Israel. We work to empower queer Palestinian and Arab women, and stimulate an alternative discourse that promotes the struggle for sexual rights and freedoms with a community-based and grassroots focus. As such, we are part of the community of beneficiaries for whom we work. We involve the community of queer Palestinian women in all of our activities. Read more

Mission & Vision

Aswat’s mission is to empower queer Palestinian and Arab women, and stimulate an alternative discourse that promotes the struggle for sexual rights and freedoms with a community-based and grassroots focus. We envision a Palestinian society that respects the sexual and gender diversity of all its members and understands its struggle as intersectional against all forms of oppression and discrimination. Read more

Kooz Queer Film Festival

Haifa, 8-10 November 2018

Kooz sees cinema as an important tool of self-expression and narration, and aspires to inspire Palestinian and queer filmmakers to produce movies reflecting the unique experiences of Palestinian and Arab queers.

 
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The more I see women and young girls aware of what’s going on, they become more independent, they become more capable, self-sufficient, and articulate. [Having this knowledge] liberates you, and frees you, and allows you to achieve your goals.
— Ghadir Shafie, Aswat