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Political-Social Movements: Protest Movements: Palestine
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Over the past century, Palestinian women's political protest has been anchored in nationalist responses to colonialism, dispossession, and military occupation. Despite a tumultuous history marked by serial crises, social fragmentation, and statelessness, women's forms and focuses of protest have been remarkably enduring.

A defining moment in the history of women's organized protest was the 1929 gathering of 200 elite Muslim and Christian women in Jerusalem to found the Arab Women's Congress; resolutions against Zionist colonization were delivered to the Briti…

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Johnson, Penny, “Political-Social Movements: Protest Movements: Palestine”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0134f>
First published online: 2009

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