PCDCR organizes a workshop about Judgment


The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution Center (PCDCR) ‎implemented a discussion session, in the PCDCR headquarter in Khan Yunis, entitled ‎‎” Reasons and results of delaying cases”, Some lawyers and interested from the NGOs ‎attended the session.‎

Younis El Tehrawi, Facilitator of the session, welcomed the attendance and gave an ‎idea about the project objectives and accomplishments, where he defined the ‎judgment system, explaining that judgment is important in these days.‎

El Tehrawi pointed to the problem found in the judgment system where 10 pass ‎without solving a case.‎
Moder El Dani gave and statistic contains the effects of the repeated strikes and the ‎judicial vacations.‎
The attendees discussed the reasons for delaying the cases:‎
‎-‎ Liabilities.‎
‎-‎ Lawyers.‎
‎-‎ judges. ‎
‎-‎ Reporting problem. ‎
‎-‎ Repeated strikes

Recommendations and the out comes of the session:‎
‎*‎ Appointing more judges ‎
* Implementing the result of the judging competition and appointing the winner ‎judges.‎
* Appointing a higher clerk to supervise the judges’ works.‎
* Questioning the employer who do not report.‎
* Separating the judgment system from the political and Partisan life.‎
* Providing security in the courts.‎
* Activating the role of the technical office of supervision on the courts.‎
* Forming a judicial police to implement the judicial sentences. ‎
* Reporting must come from the private companies

PCDCR participates in a conference organized by CCAST


Community College of Applied Sciences & Technology (CCAST) and Islamic Relief opened, on Sunday, the activities of the festival “Palestine Festival for Childhood and Education”.

Many officials, NGOs and parents with their children attended the opening of the festival; Dr. Mohammed Awad, secretary general of the cabinet on behalf of the PM Ismail Haneiya, Gamal Al Khudhri, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the deputy in the Legislative Council, Dr. Yaheiya Al-Saraj Dean of CCAST and Dr. Mohammed Al-Soussi head of the Islamic Relief in Palestine.

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR) participated in the festival of working paper submitted by the psychological specialist Somaeiya Habib, the working paper entitled “The impact of the Israeli violations on children in the Palestinian community”.

Habib also talked about the achievements made by the PCDCR to serve the childhood in Palestine, the services provided by the center, and gave a brief explanation about the activities of the child protection teams project.

It is noted that the PCDCR participates in numerous conferences organized by civil and governmental institutions in Palestine.

PCDCR opens two sections for domestic violence in Nablus, Hebron


Within the activities of the police and community mobilization for protection and development project, after nearly two years working with the police that included number of training sessions, meetings between citizens and police, opinion polls and surveys and series of episodes on the radio. The work started in the domestic violence department in the Hebron police station and this department is still receiving cases of domestic violence.

In a meeting with Colonel Yusuf Ezril, manager of the police in Nablus; it has been agreed on opening the department in the next 10 days, opening the department comes after 2 years of training and meetings with police officers, where a group of officers were nominated to supervise the domestic violence department in each of Nablus and Hebron.

This step comes in accordance with the objectives of the PCDCR, which are enhancing the role of the police in fighting the phenomenon of domestic violence, and strengthening the relationship between the citizen and the police.

There will a conference to announce the opening of the department organized by the PCDCR in each of Nablus and Hebron in cooperation with the police in the two governorates.

Marah band, PCDCR activators participate in the Pal’ child festival

With the cooperation of the Marah educational band, belongs to the Palestinian Development Forum (PDF), the Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict (PCDCR) Resolution and its activators in child protection team participated in the Palestinian child festival organized by Zaiyed Bin Sultan School for Girls.

On the anniversary of the Palestinian child, the Marah band revived the festival by using puppet theater, entertainment plays, toys, cultural and sport competitions between the children.

This cooperation comes as coronation to the ongoing cooperation between the child protection teams activators in the PCDCR and the civil society organizations concerned with children.

The school headmistress, Mrs. Kareema Hammad, thanked the band and the activators for their efforts and activities to please the children.
The PCDCR implemented tens of festivals during the past year for children, that took place in all over the governorates.

The children were very active in the festival and full of joy and pleasure; especially in the dummies paragraph which the children participated in.

PCDCR brings a child from darkness to the light

Psychological advisor: Somaya Habib
Like any other normal Palestinian child, S. K., 9 years old, lived with her family enjoying her childhood with her family. In light of Intifada al-Aqsa, the Preventive site exposed to a bombardment by the Israeli occupation where the site was near S. K. grand mother’s house and school.

Usually, when S. K. hears the voice of the Israeli planes she starts to scream and ask for protection. The moment the preventive site exposed to the bombardment; all the buildings were completely demolished. At the same time the planes demolished the buildings; the child’s psychology was destroyed and become human case.

Symptoms did not show quickly, but after nearly two months S. K. started to lose movement in her feet with the inability of balance, and after that she could not be able to walk and become handicapped. At this moment; the journey of pain begins with her while the situation of the family changed to the worse and the sufferance reached all members of the family.

Her parents went to all kinds of doctors and hospitals, she entered into El-Nasr Children’s Hospital to make the necessary tests, but the tests results came positive; after that they went to the European Hospital and many tests were taking but the results were the same: the child suffers from nothing.

The family kept going from one doctor to another but all the same, after desperation; her parents used the Arabic medicine e.g. Al Hajamh, but all that was unhelpful.
S. K. combined with her mother traveled to Egypt for one month but the doctors told them the same as the previous ones: there is nothing wrong with the child and as if “We are looking for a needle in a hay stack”. After that S. K.’s documents transferred to Israel but there was no point.

After that she was presented to many psychiatrists and psychologists in the Gaza Strip also to a German doctor but they confirmed that she is physically healthy, but unfortunately she will not be able to walk again; even psychologists doctors stressed on the difficulty of this situation and she will never walk again, pointing out that the length of the period of disability and the situation, and it went from psychological shape to physical disability.
Time grows
Days pass and suffering and pain grow along with despair and pessimism. The child become 15 years old and still suffering with her family, Even the girl reached the conviction within herself, and persuaded herself of the cruel reality that she will never walk again and give-up.
After suffering for 6 years, she was transformed by a specialist to The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR) for psychiatric sessions. S. K. started with Psychological advisor for two months but for some reasons she transferred S. K. to the Psychological advisor Somaya Habib who works in the Center.

After one month of sessions, S. K started to walk; no one could believe it even the child herself.

The smile returned to girl and her family. The girls parents started to fear that this happiness will never last, now two months passed and she still walking as if she has never been handicapped, the happiness of her family widening every day when they believed she became normal again, and the suffering ended.

Demanding to enact laws and legislations to protect women from a violence


Speakers at the conference of ” violence against women”, organized by the Center, confirmed the necessity of the legislative Council to enactment and improve laws that would provide protection for the Palestinian women and to create mechanisms to reduce the phenomenon of violence against women, which increased intensity in the last few days because of the violence of the occupation on the Palestinian society.

Bassam Nasr, director of the Center in Gaza, confirmed on the importance of the conference which was part of a series of public meetings that organized by the Center on the phenomenon of violence against women.

Hend Al Arabi, director of women’s program in the International Relief Agency, pointed that the Palestinian women like all Arab women face a wide range of discrimination, inequality and their role still weak especially in the political Field.

Naima Sheikh, Deputies in the Legislative council, pointed to the challenges and the different forms of violence that faces women.

Dr. Jihad Hamad, presented a working paper on violence against women and its impact on the community building, Hamad also considered ignorance and religious weakness as the main reasons for violence against women.

Said Makadmeh, the director of the Center, presented the result of public poll opinion, which was conducted on a sample of 2300 people, mostly women.