Coinciding with the day for International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Tuesday the 29th of November 2022, this webinar based conversation will feature guests & voices from an international network of food justice champions & agencies after the great success of the Rebuilding Women-Owned Farms of Gaza solidarity campaign that raised over $25,000AUD for the Gaza Urban & Peri-Urban Agriculture Platform and it's associated Urban Women Agripreneurs Forum.
GUPAP is a Palestinian organisation aiming to increase the resilience of women agripreneurs and improve the food sovereignty of the Gaza strip. They established an Urban Women’s Agripreneurs Forum (UWAF) in 2019 to unite women producers and farmers from across Gaza. Combining knowledge and resource sharing with rights advocacy, the women agripreneurs aim to increase economic resilience and sovereignty of their food and agriculture system in Gaza.
The Gaza Strip is a densely urbanised, independently governed area of occupied Palestine. Times of crisis and occupation exacerbate already difficult structures that limit women’s ability to produce food for export or local sale.
In the wake of Covid-19 and the May 2021 bombings in Palestine GUPAP reached out to organisations across the globe for “solidarity with women agripreneurs of Gaza, so they can realize their aspirations for food sovereignty” describes Ahmed Sourani, the Director of GUPAP.
Organisations responded to GUPAP’s call for solidarity and formed a collaborative committee of GUPAP, Sustain: The Australian Food Network, Global Gardens of Peace, Eco CARE Pacific Trust and Just Food Collective Australia and the marketing solidarity campaign was established.
The campaign reached its goal, raising $25,880 by January 2022 to distribute to the women of UWAF.
On the 29th November, we will hear from GUPAP and UWAF, as well as global partners highlighting the challenges and outcomes of the campaign.
For more information or to register to attend, visit events.humanitix.com/food-sovereignty-in-palestine-a-follow-up-to-gaza-campaign
Or contact Amy Tacey