Palestinian women hope to sweep local elections in West Bank
A record number of women are running in Saturday’s election for local councils in the Palestinian Authority. Their goal: an end to patriarchy.
The rivals of the El Bireh for Everyone list circulate among the cafes and grocery stores in the town, pointing at election posters and whispering: Look, its three female candidates are without a mandeel (head covering ). A number of townspeople told this to Thuraya A'lyan Aliyan, one of the three women on the list. And indeed, a 2009 study found that the female candidates of the left and the liberal wing were...
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