Category Archives: Our supporters
A Palestinian doctor and human rights advocate updates us on the situation for women and children in the Gaza strip – the most populated strip of land in the world, where at least 80 per cent of the population depends on external assistance. Dr El-Farra is using play as a means of helping women and children alleviate stress, and address health problems.
Dr. El-Farra works with the Red Crescent Society for the Gaza Strip and the Middle East Children's Alliance: she is also an Advisory Committee member for Gaza's Ark.
Broadcast Tuesday 23 July 2013 10:20PM Sydney (Australia) time, on ABC radio: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/gaza27s-women-and-children/4812736
Podcast now available here. Interview starts at the 36 min mark.
“To honor my Dad, John E. Frank, a NYC firefighter of 33 years, I donate for the onboard fire-fighting system. Please folks, also support the Gazas' Ark communications systems. If FDNY had had sufficient radio systems on 9/11, many who died in WTC towers would be alive today.”
Vandana Shiva – Philosopher, physicist, environmental and seed sovereignty activist, ecofeminist and anti-globalization author.
Vandana Shiva was in attendance at Terra Futura (www.terrafutura.it)
Terra Futura is a unique annual conference-exhibition that brings together civil society institutions and businesses engaged in building a more equitable and sustainable future for all.
*Having "huevos" is a traditional Hispanic way of saying someone, (usually a man) has "balls" i.e. guts or courage. This more recent usage (having "balls" & ovaries) tries to balance the gender reference to be more inclusive.
Cuban pediatrician Dr. Aleida Guevara, daughter of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, opposes blockades and calls for support of Gaza's Ark and the Freedom Flotilla, in solidarity with Palestinians of Gaza.
Ann Wright and Chris Jones attended the Nobel Women's Initiative meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last May. There they got a ratification of her ongoing support for Gaza's Ark from Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire.
I am happy to inform you that the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions supports your superb initiative to break the unjust blockade of Gaza. I would like to let you know that we are ready to cooperate with you to make your initiative a success. We have previously met with Dr. Haidar Eid and Mr. Mahfouz Kabariti and expressed our availability to participate in making it successful.
Please let us know what is required of us and we will work tirelessly with you till it materializes with God's will.
Member of the PGFTU executive committee in Gaza
Executive members of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions in Gaza, with Mahfouz Kabariti and David Heap, of Gaza's Ark (October 2012)