Welcome to the official website of the Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) South Africa Team

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events (including rallies, protests, lectures, cultural performances, concerts, films and workshops) held in over 250 cities, communities and campuses across the globe.

It is endorsed in South Africa by more than 85 organizations, trade unions, political parties and other groups (see Endorsements page for full list of IAW endorsers).

The aim of IAW is to raise awareness of Israel's apartheid policies towards the indigenous Palestinians and serves to garner support for the non-violent Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel campaign, which seeks to bring an end to Israel's apartheid policies and violations of international law.

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) takes places across the world during different weeks in February and March. The 12th International Israeli Apartheid Week will take place in South Africa between the 7th and 13th of March 2016.

For South Africans and our liberation, people of the world mobilized in their hundreds of thousands - if not millions - during the 1980s: they held protests, rallies, concerts, free Mandela events, lectures, film screenings and a host of other events and campaigns to raise awareness of Apartheid South Africa's racist policies and to build support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Apartheid SA.

Today we have the opportunity to "give-back" by joining the international movement in solidarity with the indigenous Palestinian people (and their progressive Israeli allies) who are struggling against Israeli Apartheid - participating in Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is one such form of solidarity.

If you would like to get involved then Contact Us, checkout the Get Involved page and if you belong to a South African organisation, political group, trade union or other group please consider endorsing the campaign (check out the Endorsements page for more information).