From its inception in 2014 with a handful of women, ‘Women Wage Peace’ has grown to over 40,000 members. It has become the largest, most dynamic and publicly visible movement for peace in the Holy Land, where thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women are courageously demanding that their leaders make ‘peace’ the highest priority.
At a time when women around the world are rising up and assuming political and economic power in record numbers, as exemplified in recent US Congressional elections, the story of ‘Women Wage Peace’ connects to the broader sociopolitical transformations happening today such as ‘#MeToo’ and ‘She the People’. It’s about` women, facing tremendous odds, challenging the status quo of endless cycles of demonization, bloodshed and intractable divisions. It’s about hope, healing and inclusivity.