RAMALLAH, April 4, 2011 (WAFA) - A group of young Palestinian women Monday launched a page on the social network Face book known as concerned women t o discuss problems facing them due to discrimination.
The group described itself saying “We are a group of concerned Palestinian women demanding freedom from Israeli occupation. We also suffer from patriarchal society and the unfair laws against women in marriage, expenses, nursery, and child custody. In addition, there are no laws punishing the crimes of rape and honor killing, not to mention the unfair treatment women receive at work, home and in the street.”
The group added that its purpose is to give a forum to women to call for change, which many institutions concerned with women issue could not achieve because they are satisfied with holding futile conferences and workshops.
Buthaina Hamdan, one of the founders of the site, said that they created a page for the Palestinian women because Facebook plays a huge role in bringing change.