TAMKEEN

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution published the first edition of the report “TAMKEEN” that presents and addresses the conditions of children’s rights in Gaza strip for the year 2015, based on the collection of information from monitors children’s groups, within the project “Protect my right ” which funded by “Save the Children”.

 

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Training Meeting in the Art of Debate

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution hold a training meeting in the art of debate on Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016. The training meeting, part of the project “Advancing Social Accountability”, funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, includes 50 youth from different majors and interests in the Gaza Strip.

The training aims to enhance the listening and time management skills among the young people whether on a personal or institutional level and to deepen the art of dialogue to enable them to build arguments, use specific strategies on debate issues, and present their attitudes easily. It also aims to build a generation of young people who is able to debate in all social, political, and economic issues using mind, logic, and evidences.

The trainer, Mr. Abdul Meneem Al-Tahrawe, discussed the main conditions of the art of debate including being away from intolerance to points of view, being ready to search about the truth and then take it, talking politely away from sarcasm from opponents’ points of view, using the correct persuasive ways, and finally accepting the results of the debate after a long discussion supported with irrefutable evidences.

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The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution in partnership with Save the Children carried out an open day within the project “psychological and social support for children affected by conflict and violence in the emergency situation”

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution in partnership with Save the Children carried out an open day within the project  “psychological and social support for children affected by conflict and violence in the time of emergency”, which took place in Dolphin Resort in Gaza.

The open day included several activities such as drawing on children’s faces, dancing, having a clown, and playing games revitalizing the children. A delegation of  Save the Children, headed by the Director of the organization in Palestine and the Director of Programs, visited the event and participated with children.

 

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The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution Organized a Round Table Meeting Titled “Guests Overcrowding in Police Lock-ups: Reality and Suggested Solutions”

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution organized a meeting titled ” Guests overcrowding in police lock-ups, reality and proposed solutions ” on September 1st, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 14:30 pm in Alsalam Abu Hasira Restaurant on Gaza beach, in partnership with the joint program between UNAIDS, the United Nations Development Programme and the UN Women, “strengthening the rule of law: Justice and security for the Palestinian people, Sawasya”, as a part of the project “An advanced step towards justice in the Gaza Strip”.

The session aimed to spot light on the living conditions in police lock-ups with a large number of prisoners, which leads to the spread of disease and not to give employees rights under the law. Many representatives of the public prosecutor of the judiciary, the Directorate of reform and rehabilitation, the public relations of the police, human rights organizations and lawyers took part in that session. The participants presented the problem and made the necessary recommendations including the aftercare to integrate the prisoners, activating the alternative sanctions and rapid trials to address the Supreme Judicial Council, activating the guarantees, having a cooperation between the institutions interested in alleviating the overcrowded guests, converting the crime of Tramadol abuse from a felony to a misdemeanor and finding solutions for the prisoners who are convicted of financial crimes, activating the role of reconciliation and the role of public relations and emphasizing the need to speed up the filing of indictments by prosecutors and an advisory opinion regarding the Zakat for garmin.

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