How to Help
Frequently Asked Questions
will my money go?
you donate to PCHR will be used directly to fund the core work of the Centre.
As such your money can, and will, be used in a variety of different ways,
Providing free legal aid, from the PCHR Legal Unit, for Palestinian
prisoners in Israeli prisons;
PCHR’s Women’s Unit you will help to educate women about their rights under
Sha’ria (Islamic) law or allow one of our Sha’ria lawyers to
represent them free of charge in the Courts;
our Democratic Development Unit your money will go towards monitoring the
Palestinian Authority’s human rights’ record .
Supporting our fieldworkers in monitoring the expansion of Israeli
settlements across the OPT
money could be used to fund a researcher in our Economic, Social Rights Unit
who publish reports on Education services in Palestine, killings by the
Israeli military, closures and checkpoints across the OPT.
runs training courses on human rights and democratisation for civil society,
including for Future Young Leaders – your money could directly contribute to
broadening their knowledge about human rights and the necessity of
- OR your
money might just be used to pay our rent and help keep a roof over our
Can I see where my money is spent?
Unless you are making an extremely large donation PCHR will
not monitor exactly how your money is spent. However for the purposes of
accountability and openness PCHR publishes annual accounts as part of our annual
report every year. These accounts are audited to the highest international
professional accountancy standards by Ernst & Young in Gaza.
In addition to this PCHR is financially accountable to our
primary donors, NGOs foundations and governments, throughout the year and at our
annual governmental and non-governmental donor consortiums.
I only have a small amount of money to donate – what should I
If, as an individual, you only have a small amount then local
bank charges will probably prohibit you making a donation: in most countries
banks charge a commission rate of around US$25 for a money transfer.
Instead we suggest that you make an effort to increase the
amount of money you can give by getting together with friends or family and
asking them to make their own contribution or organising a fundraising event
with your local Palestine Solidarity Campaign and sending us the total funds
from that. This is also a good way of highlighting plight of the Palestinian
people to others.
I have a large amount of money to donate – how should I go
If you work for a charitable foundation, NGO, government or
otherwise have an interest in making a large, and possibly regular, contribution
to the work of PCHR then please contact us directly at
email@example.com . PCHR always welcomes new opportunities from interested
parties, including from the Arab world and Diaspora.
PCHR applies the highest standards of monitoring and
reporting on all negotiated donations and allows donors the opportunity to visit
the Centre, inspect our work and co-operate with other donors through the donor
We will be happy to discuss details of specific projects
which you may be interested in funding and to examine further ways of
strengthening our relationship.
I want to claim back the tax from my donation – can you help
Because of the stipulations under Palestinian law PCHR is
registered as a not for profit company in Palestine. In some countries you will
still be able to claim the tax back on your donation regardless of this. In
others you will not.
If you require certification as proof of your donation then
please stipulate this in an e-mail to the Centre and we will forward an original
document on to you. Please be mindful of the fact that due to Israeli imposed
closures on the Gaza Strip the postal system can be extremely slow.