Sewing the seeds of change for Israeli Arab women
It started as a way to pick up some extra cash. But the Jaffa Dolls project has become a symbol of the struggle of Israeli Arab women against the societal constraints that limit their progress.
Cheerful and colorful, the Jaffa Dolls may seem an unlikely tool for promoting social justice. To be fair, they were initially conceived merely as a means toward an end. “Because they can be made between other commitments, they give a great opportunity for our women to make money in their spare time,” explains Safa Younes.