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Antıgone in Palestıne Luısa Morgantını and The Defense of The Oppressed
Antıgone in Palestıne Luısa Morgantını and The Defense of The Oppressed

Author(s): Anna Di Giusto
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Human Rights; Distinctiveness; Female Empowerment; Empathy;
Summary/Abstract: Among the many women engaged in non-violent struggles for the rights of oppressed populations, Luisa Morgantini occupies a leading position. Not only is she always in the forefront of peace marches in western countries, but she has personally visited the post-war scenarios in Iraq, the Balkans, and Kurdistan. After being a trade union member for many years, Morgantini was elected to the European Parliament, and in 2007 she chaired the Parliamentary Delegation for Relations with Palestine. Morgantini is one of the founders of the Italian Women in Black movement. In addition to this, she created the “Assopace Palestine”, an association that organizes trips to Palestine, thus allowing Italians to learn more about the real issues of Palestinian and Israeli activists.As a feminist and an activist, she is convinced that politics is where the rights of the oppressed can challenge the Realpolitik. All her actions are animated by a unique interpretation of politics. Like Antigone, the Greek heroine struggling against tyranny, Morgantini believes that it essential to start from the personal. The ordinary life of the oppressed remains negatively impacted long after the conflict has ended. For example, the Palestinian-Israeli predicament is a case in point of an unresolved situation that needs to be discussed at an international level. By meeting oppressed people in their own country, Morgantini supports their peaceful and silent struggle, but she also gives voice to those unable to bring their requests to a court of justice or before the global public opinion.

  • Page Range: 99-105
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English