PCDCR conducts a Policy Day entitled “The Reconstruction Obstacles and its Effect on Women Housing Right”

December 19th, 2016
The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution conducted a policy day entitled “The Reconstruction Obstacles and its Effect on Women Housing Right” within the Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in the Gaza Strip project which is implemented by the Center in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council and with the participation of the Engineer/ Bilal Al Yazgi, Emergency Assistance Coordinator Acting,  Mr. Mohammad Aboud, North Public Works Department Director (Public Works and Housing Ministry), Mr. Hassan Al Wali, IDP General Coordinator, the Engineer/ Mahmoud Al Kayal- Gaza Municipality, the Engineer/ Mohanad Al Qanoa, Head of the Engineering Department- Beit Hanoun Municipality and   Mr. Abed Al Monem Al Tahrawi, the project coordinator. In addition to a number of lawyers, community activists and some of the affected cases that took place in Al Salam Abu Hassira Restaurant in Gaza city.
Mr. Ahmad Hasouna, a lawyer in the Center opened this meeting by talking about the Center vision regarding the reconstruction issue as it’s a concern for all the Palestinians for its human dimension primarily, in addition to the political, economic and social dimensions etc. Moreover, this meeting discusses a very significant issue which is the reasons and obstacles which delay the reconstruction of the houses which were destroyed due to the continuous Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip.
Finally, the meeting included a negotiation among the participants resulted in many recommendations which are: reassessing Robert Serry agreement or revoke it, working on opening all the crossing borders to accelerate the construction materials entry, working on ending the internal division which obstacles the reconstruction, working on the reconstruction taking into consideration the industrial and agricultural urbanism and working on obligating the donors to fulfill their financial commitment.         

 

 

The Palestinian center for democracy and conflict resolution(PCDCR) has implemented an initiative in Wednesday 21/12/2016 in Beit Hanoon entitled ” creating a friendly spaces in Beit Hanoon”

The Palestinian center for democracy and conflict resolution(PCDCR) has implemented an initiative in Wednesday 21/12/2016 in Beit Hanoon   entitled ” creating a friendly spaces in Beit Hanoon” to create a suitable environment in reception and children’s caring department through doing some activities  such as painting and drawing on walls and provide them toys to make them confident and satisfied during the medication in the hospital.

Mr.Gameel Abu Soliman the head of the hospital and Mrs.Ola Al Hesi the director of the project form (PCDCR) opened the initiative in the attendance of the board directors of the Hospitals , the head of the pediatrics department and the local social commission in Beit Hanoon and the work team.

In a word of the head of the hospital, he thanked the makers of these developing and supporting projects to our society  and children ,also he emphasized the importance of keeping supporting these marginalized layers especially the children who miss the tenderness from us, insisting that the psychological and social support to our patients especially the children  is like half the road to the full recovery . and he mentioned that the hospital administration is looking for more similar projects which provide an integrated services , and implementing programs that serves the people and children psychologically and socially to develop the health institution which regarded as the watchful eye of our patients and it’s hard efforts in healthy services and its continuity.

Mrs.Iman Abu Saied the coordinator of the northern region added that the initiative consisted of a group of activities which focuses on improving their personal skills such as commanding, communication,and advocating . Also  increasing their awareness of the importance of social activities and feeling the responsibility , then the social protection commission and children commission visiting  the hospital  and choosing the place where the drawing will be there and prepare the logistic needs to implement the initiative , and their attendance  in the artistic workshop with specialists, they ended the initiative by drawing on the hospital’s walls .

These efforts come through the children initiative activities ”  creating a friendly spaces for children in beit hanoon” adding that the number of the participants in the initiative  were (20) children which focusing on the age between ( 9 to 14 )  which started implementing the activities in the beginning of October 2016  .

That’s come within the project’s plans “improving the opportunity to reach to the health services and protection to the children with disabilities in Gaza strip ” which financed by Children Saving institution.

 

Our initiative sees the light of the day, to make your little angles happy again

PCDCR conducts Discussion Meeting entitled “The Independence Financial Disclosure for Women by Sharia and Law and Exploited by Customs”

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution conducts Discussion Day entitled

“The Independence Financial Disclosure for Women by Sharia and Law and Exploited by Customs”

December 1st, 2016

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution hold a discussion meeting entitled “The Independence Financial Disclosure for Women by Sharia and Law and Exploited by Customs” within the Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in the Gaza Strip project implemented by the Center in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council. The participants of the meeting were Dr. Atef Abu Harbeed, Head of the Islamic Shariah Department-Islamic University of Gaza, Mr. Anwar Azam-Bar Association, Mr. Abed Al Monem Al Tahrawi, the Project Coordinator, a number of lawyers, representatives of the Community based organizations (CBOs) and Mukhtars. That took place at Al Salam Abu Hasira in Gaza.

 

Mrs. Tahani Aziz, a lawyer in the project, opened the meeting by welcoming the participants and indicating the importance of this meeting. On his turn, Dr. Atef Abu Harbeed talked about the financial disclosure in Islam, and that women have an independence financial disclosure by which they’re free to use their money according to their well without any coercion or force whether from their families or husbands. Moreover, Mr. Anwar Azam cleared out the independence of women financial disclosure legally, and that no one can take money from them without their complete agreement. Furthermore, if anyone encroached upon their financial disclosure, women can legally sue him/her.

 

In addition, the lawyer, Mr. Ahmad Hasouna, cleared out the Center vision regarding women financial disclosure and emphasized on the importance of this old new issue since there are a lot of women suffering from assaulting on their financial disclosure. This meeting was a good opportunity to listen to the participants’ opinions and recommendations to be submitted to the specialist authorities in the independence financial disclosure of women, aiming to change the false view regarding this issue.

 

Finally, after a long discussion, the meeting concluded to several recommendations which are raising awareness and family education to couples, editing debt bonds to guarantee women rights, working on educating women legally and having intervention from the reform commissions before going to courts.

 

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The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution conducts a Round Table entitled “The Dilemmas of Applying 19/2009 Resolution about the Divorced retention of Child Custody after Legal Age as the Resolution Related to Widow”

Within the 16-day Campaign for Combating Violence against Women:

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution conducts a Round Table entitled “The Dilemmas of Applying 19/2009 Resolution about the Divorced retention of Child Custody after Legal Age as the resolution related to widow”

November 28th, 2016

 

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution conducted yesterday a round table entitled “The Dilemmas of Applying 19/2009 Resolution about the Divorced woman retention for Child Custody after Legal Age as the Resolution Related to Widow” within the activities of ‘Steps towards Change’ project implemented by the Center in partnership with the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) with the participation of Dr. Omar Nofal, Head of Shari’a Court of Appeal, Mr. Abed Al Monem Al Tahrawi, the project coordinator, Mrs. Samar Hamad, Advocacy Specialist, Community based Organizations, Community Activists, Lawyers and a number of the Center lawyers. This took place at Al Salam Abu Hasira restaurant in Gaza.

 

Mr. Ahmad Hasouna, a lawyer in the Center, started the meeting by welcoming Dr. Omar Nofal and the guests, and showed the importance of this meeting since there are a lot of divorced women suffering of being deprived from extending the custody age or asking for their children’s custody after getting rid of the custody deprivation reasons when the divorce happens. Moreover, the 19/2009 resolution gave the widows only the right of extending custody age. Therefore, this meeting aimed to equalize between the divorced and widow women regarding the custody age extension as there is a large number of divorced women suffering from this humanitarian and legal issue.

 

On his turn, Dr. Omar Nofal highlighted that there are many resolutions issued by the Legitimate Supreme Judicial Council especially during the previous years when a quantum leap happened in many issues related to women and children. He added that this issue is debatable between specialists and the Human Rights associations have to raise the voice and recommendations to the professional authorities seeking for a better change. Finally, he focused on the balance between men and women interests including the society interest which should be taken into consideration by the associations that conduct such activities.

 

Finally, the meeting ended with some recommendations including equality between divorced women and widows in asking for the right of child custody, heading to the reform committees before heading to the courts regarding child custody and focusing on the child interest as we take into consideration the woman ability to fulfill her children’s needs financially and her family acceptance for having them when she gets the right of child custody.    

 

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