International Women’s Day, 8 Mar 1981   [59 x 45]

Source of image: The Palestinian poster project archives
Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon

International Women’s Day, in Palestine and the rest of the world, is marked each year in early March.  Palestinian women have participated in every stage of the Palestinian struggle for well over a century. They have stood side-by-side with Palestinian men, defying the Israeli occupation. They have had extra responsibilities within Palestinian society to struggle to advance their rights, their daughters’ rights, and women’s roles in the community.

Era: Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

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