18 januari The case of Palestinian women in Israel, lecture Maastricht

Maastricht Students for Palestinian Rights (MSPR) and Amnesty International Maastricht Students (AIMS) warmly invite you to an interesting lecture with UM Assistant Professor Lana Sirri on Thursday 18th January.

Lana is going to introduce us to the situation of Palestinian Women in Israel and the struggles they face in their everyday life. Currently there are over 50 Laws in place that directly or indirectly discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel in all areas of life.

She will also elaborate on Ahed Tamimi’s case. Ahed is a 16-year-old Palestinian teenager and activist who has lived her whole life under Israel’s military occupation and became famous for her continuous resistance against the illegal occupation of Palestinian land. More recently, a video of her slapping an Israeli Soldier after they had invaded her house and shot her 15 -year-old cousin in the face, went viral. Ahed has been imprisoned since December 2017 and is facing severe charges by the Israeli military court which could sentence her to many years in Israeli prison.

Dr. Lana Sirri is an Assistant Professor in Gender and Religion at FASoS. Born in Yaffa, Israel, she studied Sociology at Tel-Aviv University and worked at Women’s Projects Coordinator at the Arab-Jewish Community Centre in Yaffa. Subsequently she completed her MA in Gender Studies and PhD on Islam, Gender and Sexuality at Humboldt University in Berlin. For her next project she aims at decolonizing Arab feminist scholarship. Her research interests are gender, queer, postcolonial and decolonial theories and Islamic feminist studies.


“As Palestinian women in Israel, our struggle was and is tripled. We’re fighting our own patriarchal community, struggling against discrimination as a Palestinian minority in Israel, and also pushing back against the patriarchal Israeli society.” -Lana Sirri


Lecture by Assistant Professor Lana Sirri
Thursday 18th January, 7PM Maastricht University Faculty of Law, Room B1.113 (Feestzaal)
Snacks and drinks will be provided


From 19hrs till 21 hrs