Sidreh - Lakiya Negev Weaving

Media & Advocacy

Sidreh seeks to actively engage in media by providing information, counteract negative press and become a reliable source of information. At the same time, Sidreh seeks to increase goverment and public's awarness to promote government's funding and support, and prevent the violention of women's rights.

In 2010, Sidreh established the first feminist newspaper, with more than 11,000 copies, distributed for free throughout the Negev. The newspaper serves as a tool to promote a positive image of women, highlighting their important role as members of the community. Sidreh also advocates for women’s rights, representing the villages, and influencing the Regional Agenda. Sidreh also leads a digital media campaign and blogs to discuss relevant women issues with the participation of over 4000 members.

 

Sidreh has participated as a member and speaker in several international scenarios such as the  Palestinian Women' s Network, CEDAW's regional meetings in Cyprus and New York,  the UN Minorities Forum in Geneva in 2010, among others.

In 2011 , Sidreh promoted the mobilization of almost 700 local women to demonstrate against  home demolitions. For the first time Bedouin women organized a demonstration and  traveled to Jerusalem to meet with members of the Israeli parliament and speak to the   media

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