How Palestinian women led successful non-violent resistance

Gadzo, Mersiha
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/palestinian-women-led-successful-violent-resistance-180307133728630.html

Publisher:  Al Jazeera
Date Written:  08/03/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22131

Two women share their stories of how they peacefully protested during both Intifadas and challenged Israel's occupation.

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Movements that welcome women into leadership positions are more likely to achieve their goals. This is because their use of non-violent tactics is almost 100 percent more likely to be successful than violent campaigns... These are the findings of a study of 323 major political conflicts from 1900-2006... The greatest predictor of a movement's decision to adopt non-violence is its ideology regarding the role of women. When a movement includes gender equality in its discourse, it dramatically increases the chances it will adopt non-violence and the likelihood it will succeed... Two Palestinian women shared with Al Jazeera their stories of how they led successful non-violent protests against the Israeli occupation during the First and Second Intifada.

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