GUPWGeneral Union of Palestinian Women
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The GUPW issued a statement calling for reactivation of women role in the popular resistance, putting an end to the Palestinian discord, and amending the laws and regulations relating to women and family.
The GUPW urged the international community to force Israel into lifting the unfair embargo on Gaza Strip and provide protection to the Palestinian people.
It is important to note the partisan background of the women's committees as well as the link of the GUPW and the committees to the PLO to appreciate the deep suspicion that the members of the New Women's Movement had towards Hamas.
"The conditions in the camps are often difficult for the children, and they experience a lot of violence, this is a way for them to forget about difficulties and just have fun," said Nadine Muhahi who works for the General Union of Palestinian Women in Beddawi (GUPW).
Ironically, the interview ran in a special issue on the impact of war and revolution on women in the Arab World, where some authors detailed the inside story concerning the relationship between the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) and the PLO male elite.
-- work cooperatively with trade unions; Palestinian ones faced Zionist attacks since the 1920s, especially from the Histradrut General Federation of Laborers in the Land of Israel; it's replaced Arab workers with Jewish ones; in 1965, the General Union of Palestinian Workers (GUPW) was founded to organize West Bank, Gaza and diaspora labor; in 1986, the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) grew out of Occupied Palestine's labor movement; today it's ineffective given conditions in the Territories and Israeli discrimination against its Arab citizens, consigning them to low wage, few or no benefit jobs; Histadrut represents Jews alone.
Haidar Ibrahim, secretary of the General Union of Palestinian Workers (GUPW), welcomed WFTU position and said that it was part of support from international unions to enhance and reinforce the Palestinian Authority's stance in September.