The narratives and experiences of women (Jewish and Palestinian) to expose hidden stories of protest, resistance and cooperation of women, that were marginalized and obscured by the dominant "male/heroic/militaristic” version of events of 1948.
Issues related to the ‘public sphere’,1 such as laws which concern work or political participation, have undergone many developments. Personal status, however, has remained the last bastion of male dominance. It has become, in many contexts (e.g. Muslim countries or minority or immigrant communities), a symbol of religious/cultural differences and closely intertwined with the group religious/national identity. It has remained, in most cases, under the authority of the religious institutions and any attempts at reform always spur strong reactions.
WLUML est particulièrement bien placé pour identifier les forces politiques d'extrème droite qui se camouflent sous les revendications religieuses ou ethniques, ainsi que leurs effets dévastateurs sur les forces progressistes et sur les femmes.