Partners for Peace is produced by Kublacom Pictures in association with Nobel Women’s Initiative.
The Nobel Women’s Initiative was established in 2006, and is led by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkol Karman and Mairead Maguire. The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and of courageous women peace laureates to magnify the power and visibility of women working in countries around the world for peace, justice and equality.
Our advocacy is organized around three main pillars: women forging peace to support inclusion of women in peacemaking and supporting nonviolence and other alternatives or war and militarism; women achieving justice to call for accountability for crimes committed against women and an end to widespread impunity; women advancing equality and human rights to provide support for human rights defenders, those working for women’s equality and those on the frontlines of civil society — including those addressing climate change.
Partners for Peace
The following organizations are working to advance peace, justice, gender equality and human rights in Israel and Palestine, and are featured in the film. The delegation met with many organizations as well and their work is highlighted in the delegation report, Partners for Peace: Women in Israel and Palestine Working for an End to the Conflict and Lasting Reconciliation (www.nobelwomensinitiative.org).
PARENTS CIRCLE – FAMILIES FORUM was established in 1995 to bring together Israelis and Palestinians grieving for a family member, killed due to the conflict. The group fosters dialogue between the two communities, using public and media outreach, to begin and encourage the process of reconciliation. www.theparentscircle.com
ISHA L’ISHA was founded in 1983 and as the oldest grassroots women’s organization in Israel, is one of the leading feminist voices in the country. Based in Haifa, the group promotes the rights of all women and girls in the country. It provides a safe environment to address issues relevant to women including reproductive rights, violence against women, discrimination, and sexual identity. www.isha.org.il
NEW PROFILE is a group that actively works to decrease militarism in Israel’s society by supporting youth who choose not to participate in the mandatory military service. New Profile provides legal and counseling services to those who identify as conscientious objectors and are often jailed as a result. www.newprofile.org
ADALAH: THE LEGAL CENTER FOR ARAB MINORITY RIGHTS IN ISRAEL was established in 1996 to promote and defend the legal rights of Palestinian and Arab citizens in Israel. The group provides consultations, brings legal interventions to Israeli courts, and appeals judgments to international institutions. www.adalah.org
COALITION OF WOMEN FOR PEACE was founded in 2000. A feminist organization against the occupation of Palestine, the Coalition is a leading voice in the peace movement within Israel bringing together women from diverse identities together for a just society. Activities include capacity-building, media outreach, legal assistance, and research. www.coalitionofwomen.org
AL-TUFULA WOMEN’S CENTER works to further the development of a democratic and civil society in Israel. It wishes to overturn the way in which women’s roles are restricted in Israeli society by supporting and providing opportunities for women to use their full capabilities inside and outside the home.
SETTLEMENTS WATCH AND PEACE NOW works to ensure that both Israelis and Palestinians work towards a two-state solution to the conflict. Peace Now’s mission is to promote peace and democracy through education of the Israeli public and concerned citizens worldwide. They work to stop political developments that will hurt the long-term peace promotion process, including keeping track of the Israeli settlements and monitoring Palestinian human rights. http://peacenow.org.il/eng/