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


Mission & Vision

Aswat- Palestinian Feminist Center for Gender and Sexual Freedoms - our mission is to fuel our feminist-queer movements and shift power to LBTQI women by investing in capacity building, fostering collective feminist action, advocating for sexual diversity and gender justice, amplifying LBTQI+ women voices and propelling queer-feminist organizing through leadership development. Read more


Aswat is a vibrant feminist-queer movement for sexual and gender freedoms in Palestinian society, Read more

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Kooz Queer Film Festival

Haifa, November 2019

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.

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, Co Founder & Director of Aswat