is not just power, knowledge is a responsibility.Knowing the facts,
knowing, gaining this knowledge and information means that one
has the responsibility to stand up and to speak out, and it does
take courage to do that, to get involved
do not look at people on the basis of their religion. I believe
in the separation between religion and the state."
is an authenticity to culture and identity, but it should be used
as a means of creating an inclusive harmony that recognizes, no,
that has the integrity of different cultures and different identities.
But at the same time the recognition that what we have in common
as human beings is so much more essential and important and the
focal point of all cultures of all pursuits political or otherwise
has to be the human being herself, himself.
think women are a very courageous and vocal human voice and substance
of the Palestinian movement. Women have been at the forefront
of the struggle for liberation, at the forefront of the struggle
for democracy and human rights, at the substantive issues pertaining
to decision making, good governance, as well as peace. So I think
women bring not just gender sensitivity and social justice. They
bring a woman's perspective to politics, to economics, to social
justice, to all aspects. And our contribution has been to challenge
to prevailing wisdom of male ego, male domination, militarization,
and to deal with human realities, and to deal with the issues,
not just with self-interest. This is the main contribution of
women. They have been very brave, very daring, very articulate,
very creative in approaches to different aspects of politics and
human life as a whole.
the young who are not just the inheritors of the future, but they
are the shapers of the future.