By Charlotte Littlewood
Palestinian clans in the West Bank, which are under the influence of Hizb-Ut-Tahrir (HuT) — the global Islamist group — are calling for the revocation of the Convention to End Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the shutting down of women’s rights organisations and the banning of feminist education in schools.
Five thousand people attended a meeting on December 21, from different parts of the West Bank, to discuss the “problem” of CEDAW, an international bill of rights for women that has been ratified by 189 states, including Palestine in 2014. At the meeting a speaker called for the “true” Muslim women to come out in demonstrations against CEDAW.
Originally published on ‘The Article’, 8th January 2020