Today marks fourteen years since 170 Palestinian civil society groups came together to endorse the call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. To put this in perspective, the international movement against South African apartheid spanned more than 30 years, and many of its most notable achievements materialized in the last few years before Nelson Mandela was freed and the apartheid system was overturned.
As this Palestinian-led movement advances, our new Growth of a Movement interactive visualization invites you to browse a selection of events that have shaped it.
Tip: we recommend browsing on a laptop for the best experience.
Our Future Plans for this Project
The first phase of this project brings forward content from the last four years (2015-2018). Between now and the 15th anniversary of the BDS call in 2020, our goal is to build up the content to cover 15 years (2005-2019), and add to the initial simple features you see today.
How You Can Help
This project can reach its potential if the community takes ownership of it. Here are two ways you can help:
1. If you are not a VP Member already, please consider joining us—$5 a month, or any amount you choose, makes a difference. We are so close to meeting our goal of 300 VP Members!
2. Share the Growth of a Movement timeline. Below is a sample text you can use anytime you share VP's work to encourage your community to connect.
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