Time and Location

17. - 18. April 2008
Albert-Schweitzer-Haus, Schwarzspanierstraße 13, 1090 Vienna


Israel- Palestine: Failing Peace

Sara Roy

Donor politics & gender orders

The role of donor aid in the West Bank and Gaza: some reflections and recommendations
Sara Roy
International paradigms of development and donor politics and their impact on women NGOs and gender orders in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Siham Barghouthi

Feminist perspectives beyond war and crisis?

Feminist perspectives on ending the Israeli occupation and getting to peace with the Palestinians
Gila Svirsky
Post-Oslo and (im)possibilities of cooperation in the context of occupation –
a Palestinian perspective
Maha Abu-Dhayyeh Shammas

Occupation, war and feminist perspectives

Ghada Hashem Talhami


Detailed program


Perspectives beyond war and crisis? Donor politics and gender orders in the Israeli-Palestinian-Conflict


„There will be no sustainable economical development without a political solution and the end of the occupation in the Palestinian Territories”. All speakers agreed on this disillusion conclusion of Sara Roy. It was state on the conference that the donors with their donor politics had become a part of the problem rather than of the solution. How this could be changed and which role women can play in order to become a part of the solution was discussed during the conference, which reflected the relevance of UN-Resolution 1325 for societies in long lasting conflicts.


Sara Roy (Harvard University), Maha Abu-Dhayyeh Shamas (Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling), Siham Barghouthi (Association of Women's Action in Palestine), Gila Svirsky (Women in Black Israel) und Ghada Hashem Talhami (Lake Forest College Chicago)



Media on the conference