2017 UPDATE: Women Wage Peace continues their efforts leading Israeli and Palestinian women in marches for peace in this years Journey to Peace. Keep up to date with their planned events using their live stream.
Women Wage Peace describes this years event as follows:
The Journey to Peace will begin at the end of Rosh Hashana and will reach its high point during the week of Sukkot in the Tent of Sarah and Hagar – a huge tent of discussions, hope and peace, art and music happenings, encounters and talking with the decision makers. We, Jewish and Palestinian women, the daughters of Sarah and Hagar, will sit together in the tent and we will ask to end the long running dispute and we will call for the leaders of both peoples to come to the tent and to begin continual negotiations there until an agreement is signed. From the tent, we will continue to Jerusalem, where we will launch the largest women’s congress in a mass event.
Many news outlets have given their attention to this worthy cause, read their coverage by following the links below.
On October 4th, 2016, two weeks of marches and planned events united women from Israel and Palestine as they gathered together for the March of Hope. The March of Hope spanned over 250km and ended in a final march to Jerusalem on October 19th. Over 2,000 women participated in the opening ceremony. A number of solidarity events have were planned across the world in a show of support. Forward Global Women joined in spreading this message of peace and hope. See contributions to this effort on Facebook or Twitter under #MarchofHope2016.
Forward Global Women Participant Huda Abuaquorb spoke during one of the organized peace rallies. Listen to her remarks below.
Read about the March and women involved in the peace process:
- The Times of Israel
- Women in the World via the New York Times
- Washington Post
- SBS News Viral Video
- Gender and the Peace Process
- Sex and World Peace
For a list of upcoming events organized by Women Wage Peace and ways for you to become involved follow this link.