The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights’ (PCHR)
Democratic Development Unit (DDU) organized 3 new panel discussions on
political participation and the right to peaceful assembly, in cooperation with
local organizations in the Gaza Strip.
On Monday morning, 12 March 2012, the DDU
organized a panel discussion in cooperation with al-Adham Charity in Beit
Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip with 18 persons in attendance. Mahmoud
al-Efranji, a DDU researcher, presented a working paper on "The Right to
Peaceful Assembly under the Palestinian National Authroity."
Earlier, the DDU organized a panel discussion
on Sunday, 11 March 2012, in the head office of al-Wifaq Society for the Care
of Women and Children in Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip with 27 persons
in attendance. Mohammed Abu Hashem, a
human rights activist, presented a working paper on "Democracy and
Political Participation in the Palestinian Society."
On Thursday, 08 March 2012, the DDU organized a
panel discussion in the head office of Sura Society in Gaza City with 14
persons in attendance. Mohammed Abu Hashem, a human rights activist, presented
a working paper on "Democracy and Political Participation in the
These meetings are part of a 3-year project
funded by the European Union and Oxfam Novib, whose goal is to improve
awareness and respect of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Such meetings are part of persistent efforts made by PCHR to promote
democratic awareness in the Palestinian community under the lack of the
Palestinians’ confidence in the democratic process due to the political
fragmentation and its consequences.
For more information, please contact the Palestinian Centre for
Human Rights at firstname.lastname@example.org or