INTERVIEW QUESTIONS *1. What is your organizational structure? * 2. What specific projects are you engaged in? * 3. Does your organizations include women of all economic classes and educational backgrounds?
*4. What peace projects are you engaged in a. with your own population? b. across cultural and religious borders? * 5. What are the primary obstacles to working with women from the other side? * 6. Do you feel marginalized by your own society as a result of your solidarity work with women from the other side?
*7. Does your solidarity work put you in danger? * 8. What has been the impact of the Israeli incursion on the women of your organization and their families? * 9. How did your organization respond to these events? *10. What is the difference between women's response to the first Intifada and the Al-Aqsa Intifada?
11. How do women typically network with each other? 12. What happens to these networks in times of crisis? 13. Do you see any role for women in establishing a break-through in higher-level peace negotiations? 14. How do you think violence impacts women and children on the other side?
15.What sort of peaceful vision do you hold for the future? 16. What is the best approach to gaining more visibility for women's peacemaking efforts? 17. What public relations efforts do you make on behalf of your organization? 18. What happened to Women and Peace umbrella organization?
19. Which is more important: solidarity with w women or solidarity with your culture? 20. How is your organization viewed by male leaders in your culture?
Damascus Gate, East Jerusalem Damascus Gate, East Jerusalem
Older Palestinian women vendors selling vegetables
Beit Safafa Beit Safafa, Arab village absorbed by Jerusalem
Maya Shamas Executive Director, Women’s Center for Legal Aid & Counseling
Palestinian Women operate within five different discourses: • Humanitarian law discourse • Nationalist discourse • Traditional gender roles • Islamist discourse • Women’s human rights and development rights discourse