Linking together for human rights

Newsletter from women’s links


Cat keeping cool – pic by Helena (volunteer in Abu Dis last summer). Attached the women’s newsletter made by women from Palestine and the UK – issued by CADFA women’s links, who also welcome new members  for the new year.

A wonderful women’s exchange with Palestine!

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  Another fantastic CADFA exchange, the latest part of the wonderful Twinning in Action project, a ten-day women’s exchange in Palestine in May 2016. Sixteen women from the UK and the same number of women from Palestine shared ten days full with discussions of their lives, visits to women’s groups in villages, towns and refugee camps and practical activities of various sorts including stitching a variety of embroidered squares… It was a very … Read More →

International women’s day event with KTCC


CADFA were happy to celebrate International Women’s Day this year in London together with our local community centre KTCC. It was a great day! In the afternoon, women from CADFA and from KTCC shared skills of many sorts – languages, henna, egg-decoration, shiatsu, knitting, Bollywood dance. In the early evening, we had Lebanese food, the CADFA film Stories from our Mothers (you can also watch it here) and speakers from CADFA, … Read More →

Women’s links stall gets going


CADFA women’s links group has started its Saturday  stall at the Brunswick Centre, braving terrible rain on the first day (14th November) but still the stall went well. We invite you to come down on a Saturday to buy Palestinian oil or pottery, and to learn about the work of CADFA and in particular the links between women in Palestine and the UK.

Women’s Links group set out new stall

Brunswick Centre stall

CADFA Women’s Links group have decided to run a stall on Saturdays at the Brunswick Centre, Russell Square. Starting out with Palestinian oil and pottery, they hope to add Palestinian pastries to their offer, and to use money raised to support women’s exchanges between Britain and Palestine. Their first day will be tomorrow 14th November, and we wish them lots of luck!

Erasmus + visits to Palestine agreed!


GREAT NEWS FOR CADFA THIS YEAR! Our 10th October birthday celebration will become a big celebration of another CADFA first! A whole programme of twinning exchange visits to Palestine has been agreed by Erasmus + (EU funding). (This is at a time when things are very grim in Palestine and around Jerusalem* – Abu Dis itself is surrounded by extra ‘flying checkpoints’ – news of imprisoned children, shootings and deaths … Read More →