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Plenary Roundtable: Gendering the Question of Palestine

Contentious Politics
Human Rights
Political Violence
Social Justice
Feminism
Freedom
Race
Solidarity
P131
Jemima Repo
Newcastle University
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Ghent University

Tuesday 12:45 - 14:00 CEST (09/07/2024) Building: Technicum 2, Floor: -3, Room: Auditorium A - Jean-Norbet Cloquet

Abstract

This roundtable aims to raise the question of Palestine a subject for feminist discussion, analysis and understanding, and more broadly the struggles against setter colonialism, dispossession, and imperialist violence. The Israeli bombing and invasion of Gaza since the Hamas attacks of October 7th 2023 have caused an unprecedented level of civilian death and injury, mass displacement, and structural destruction. 80% of those killed have been women and children, with homes, schools, and hospitals – sites of care and social reproduction – as bombing targets of the Israeli military, and access to electricity, fuel, water, and medical supplies blocked. At the same time, the Israeli state has referred to LGBT+ rights and allegations of rape as justifications for its actions, falsely pitting feminism against anti-colonial struggle. Put together, along with over 75 years of occupation, violent dispossession, siege and displacement, this again raises to the fore Palestine as a feminist issue; its gendered dynamics and impacts, how it is experienced and resisted by Palestinian women, and how to build transnational feminist anticolonial solidarity. This roundtable brings together a range of feminist scholars to discuss, amongst others: - the gendered nature of Zionist settler colonialism in Palestine and settler colonialisms more broadly - how settler colonialism shapes the everyday experiences of Palestinian women and queer people at the intersection of occupation and patriarchy - the involvement of Palestinian women in the struggle for Palestinian liberation - the forms of resistance practiced by Palestinian women against occupation, displacement, siege, and dispossession - how feminists in Europe and beyond can build and practice transnational feminist solidarity with Palestinians

Title Details
Roundtable participant - Ashjan Ajour View Paper Details
Roundtable participant - Salma Shaka View Paper Details
Roundtable participant - Gala Rexer View Paper Details
Roundtable participant - Jemima Repo View Paper Details