In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (February 1st), we pay tribute to the incredible female athletes at TYO. In a culture where boys typically take control of the field, girls at TYO break the gender stereotypes.
From basketball to soccer, volleyball to relay races, tug-of-war to hula hoops, this series highlights girls in sports.
Women are an extremely important and crucial part of societies and families. As such, TYO began the Women’s Group in the fall of 2011 in order to further the efforts to empower women and mothers. TYO offers them many classes including subjects such as health, parenting, IT, aerobics and English. Not only do women personally benefit from these classes, but by supporting mothers, their children do as well.
“If you educate a man you educate one person; if you educate a woman you educate and liberate a nation”
Palestine Note is proud to introduce our new video series, People for Palestine! We’ll be profiling authors, filmmakers, journalists, activists, academics and others dedicated to freedom for Palestinians from all over the world.
For our first episode, meet the Chief US Correspondent for MBC Middle East Television Nadia Bilbassy. Originally from Gaza, Nadia has spent almost twenty years covering issues of global importance from Palestine and the Arab world to South East Asia and Africa. Now based in Washington, DC, she covers the White House and the State Department for Arab audiences.
We met up with her at MBC’s offices to talk about her experiences as a journalist, her views on Palestinian journalism, and why women make better leaders. Check out the video above for the full story!
Our third exhibit, By Girls, Of Girls, follows the young ladies of the programs as they capture their mothers, sisters, friends and teachers. So often we struggle to find honest pictures of females in today’s world. It is even harder to find honest photographs of Palestinian females that speak beyond the stereotypes of the Western world. By putting the camera in the hands of Palestinian girls we reveal the world through their eyes.
Annie Escobar - From the moment we arrived at the International Women’s Day protest at the Qalandia checkpoint, we could’t hear ourselves think.
The Israeli Defense Forces had already activated a sound bomb- a loud, persistent and painful noise that feels like a hammer pounding a nail into your eardrum. They were already launching tear gas canisters into the crowd and “skunk water” was being sprayed (a putrid, carcinogenic liquid with a smell that won’t leave for weeks).
We soon realized that our plan to shoot many interviews with women wasn’t going to happen.