Monday, March 2, 2009

Action Alert: Spend Intn'l Women's Day in Gaza with Code Pink

March 5, 2009 - March 12, 2009

Join Humanitarian Delegation to Gaza for International Women's Day: Pay Tribute to the Women of Gaza

Meet up in Cairo, Egypt on March 5
Travel to Gaza on March 6
Meetings/program in Gaza March 7-10

Return to Cairo March 11
International delegates return home March 12

Cost: $600 from Cairo, includes transportation, lodging, translation, program, some meals and contribution to local groups. Scholarships available.

Program: Meetings with UN and government officials, local women (including victims of Israeli violence), humanitarian/development agencies, journalists, health workers and political analysts. Visit areas devastated by Israeli attacks.

Purpose of the trip: Provide humanitarian and emotional support to women and women's organizations in Gaza; Exert pressure on US, Egyptian and Israeli governments to lift the blockade and promote peace/human rights in the region.

Organizers: The trip is organized by CODEPINK: Women for Peace and will be led by CODEPINK cofounders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans. Sponsoring groups include National Congress of Black Women, Global Exchange, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, American Muslim Voice and Women's Intercultural Network.

Groups in Gaza that we will be supporting include:

The Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS)

The Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP)

The Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC)

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights

For more information: Contact

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