Bimkom – Planners for Planning Rights held a women’s conference titled “Development is a Condition for Continued Existence.” Bimkom organized this conference in response to the desire of the Bedouin communities we partner with in the West Bank and the Negev, and in collaboration with the women within those communities who chose this topic.
In Area C of the West Bank, spatial planning is controlled by the Civil Administration (CA). Until now, the CA has at best ignored the Bedouin communities, and at worst has adopted planning practices such as forced evictions or strictly limited zoning of areas for construction. In either case, most of the communities have not … read more
Many Bedouin communities in Area C of the West Bank today are threatened with eviction and forced displacement from the areas they live in, and this forced transfer threatens to bring disaster upon them and deteriorate their already precarious situation. This position paper discusses the effects of the forced transfer on Bedouin women and girls … read more
Access to Natural Resources: A necessity for the existence of the herding communities in Area C Herding communities in Area C are communities whose economic survival, and to a large extent their social and cultural survival, depend on access to water and grazing lands, the basic natural resources needed for their existence. Since these natural … read more