MUSAWA Conducts Eight Meetings for Palestinian Human Rights Defenders Network


West Bank & Gaza

Human Rights Defenders / West Bank / Gaza

Throughout August 2016, eight meetings in eight different areas (Ramallah, Jerusalem and Jericho; Salfeet and Nablus; Tulqarm and Qalqilya; Jenin and Tubas; Bethlehem and Hebron; Gaza and North Gaza; Gaza’s Middle Governorate; Khan Yunis and Rafah) were carried-out by MUSAWA in cooperation with the Palestinian Human Right Defenders Network. The meetings were attended by 102 male and female members (39 females and 63 males), who aimed at reaching an agreement on the mechanism by which members will implement the Network’s activities in the upcoming period, forging its internal regulations, contributing to the expansion of the C...


Local Elections and Democracy



Human Rights Defenders / Gaza

A workshop titled “Local Elections and Democracy” was carried-out by MUSAWA and the Palestinian Human Rights Defenders (PHRDs) Network. The workshop was held at MUSAWA’s Gaza Office, located in Al-Jala’ Tower, and it was attended by a number of lawyers in addition to 14 members from the PHRDs Network’s monitoring group, 8 of whom were women. At the beginning of the workshop, Legal Researcher Mohammad Abu-Hashem presented an introduction to the right to political participation and its importance; the elections as one of its most prominent tools; and the importanc...


Memo on Palestinian Human Rights Defenders Declaration


Ramallah & Gaza

Human Rights Defenders / West Bank / Gaza

Palestinian Bar Association along with 160 Civil Society Organizations  Demand Rapid Adoption, Approval, Issuance and Enforcement of  Palestinian Human Rights Defenders Declaration On 15/08/2016, the Palestinian Bar Association along with 160 civil society organizations, including the Palestinian NGOs Network which consists of more than 130 civil society organizations; the General Union of Palestinian Women; MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession; the Palestinia...



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