Dirasat, the Arab Center on Law and Policy, in cooperation with Women Against Violence are pleased to announce the publication of our fifth annual yearbook, Kitab Dirasat 2012. This edition includes 13 studies and articles on issues of relevance to the Arab-Palestinian community. Among them are six research studies on Arab women, two studies on Arab local governance, two articles and a number of special features. Yearbook highlights include an interview with Prof. Dr. Nihaya Daoud of Ben Gurion University which focuses on the status of Arab women in Israel and provides suggestions for institutional and social reform. The introduction, on the same topic, was written by Dirasat’s General Director, Dr. Yousef T. Jabareen and WAV's General Director Aida Touma-Suliman.
The yearbook was released at a public event held in cooperation with the National Committee for the Heads of Arab Local Authorities in Nazareth on January 26th. The event featured a round table discussion on the research relating to Arab women. Mr. Ramiz Jaraysi, head of the National Committee and the Mayor of Nazareth, opened the event. He expressed the view that in the local elections scheduled for later this year, some 30% of slots should be reserved for female candidates. His opening was followed by remarks given by Dr. Jabareen and Aida Touma-Suliman.
The yearbook is now being distributed to activists, academics, NGOs, students, the press and decision makers. It can be downloaded (in Arabic) at the following link:
Below you will find the complete table of contents, including links to the full articles.
Table of Contents
I. Introduction: Together, You, Me and Women Will Create Change
Yousef T. Jabareen and Aida Touma-Sliman
II. Interview: Dr. Nihaya Daoud
III. Special Focus: Challenges Faced by Arab Women in Israel
Prof. Muhammad Amara / Challenges to Integrating Arab Women into the Labor Force: Applied Research as a Basis for Innovative Solutions
Rula Hamed – Oniel / Between Memory, Daily Life, Identity and Personal Mission: The Impact of the Nakba on Internally Displaced Palestinian Women in Israel
Himmat Zou'bi / Infertility and New Reproductive Technologies and the Status of Palestinian Women Citizens in Israel
Ola Najami – Yousef / Arab-Palestinian Women as Decision Makers
Heba Yazbak / Representation of Women and Women's Issues in Palestinian Student Movements at Israeli Universities
Anan Abu Saleh / Perceptions and Analysis of Sexual Violence Among Young Palestinian Women in Israel, According to Assistance Centers
IV. Dirasat-Commissioned Research Studies
Dr. Maha El Taji-Daghash / Arab Local Elections: The Hegemony of the Clan and the Retreat of Party Politics
Adv. Nidal Hayek / Challenges to Good Governance in Arab Local Councils
Dr. Nabil Tannus / The National Committee for the Defense of Arab Lands in Israel: A Historical Overview
Dr. Sohail Hassanain / Dismantling the Technology of Social Control Policies: A Case Study of Violence and Crime Among 1948 Palestinians
V. Book Review: Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity by Will Kymlicka. Reviewed by Dr. Mohanad Mustafa.
VI. Dirasat Activities Report 2012