Author : PSRP Category : consortium-members, transitional-justice-institute
Tags : Gender Law of Occupation Palestine Ramallah Women
Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, supported by PSRP and a Senior Research Fellowship from Ulster University, was in Ramallah for fieldwork in the Occupied Territories.
Prof Ní Aoláin addresses the law of occupation and in particular women’s experiences of occupation in its economic, social, political and legal dimensions. She undertook further fieldwork in early April in the Occupied Palestinian Territories so that she could meet with a broad range of civil society and legal actors, as well as taking the opportunity to interview ordinary women about their day to day experiences of living under occupation. Prof Ní Aoláin’s visit was enabled by Al Haq, the Palestinian human rights organization based in Ramallah which provided technical and logistical expertise to enable her visit. The visit allowed a better understanding in particular of the restrictions on freedom of movement in the Occupied Territories, and the effects that closure, the wall, and a range of other permanent and impermanent barriers have on women’s professional and familial lives. It was also an opportunity to see up-close the increased poverty and social marginalization in the OPT, and gain an insight into the gendered nature of these realities.
Read Gendering the Law of Occupation working paper by Prof Ní Aoláin
Picture courtesy of Professor Ní Aoláin.