|PCHR Organizes Three Panel Discussions on Political Participation in Cooperation with Non-governmental Organizations|
|Written by PCHR|
|Tuesday, 23 October 2012 00:00|
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights' (PCHR) Democratic Development Unit organized three panel discussions on political participation in Palestinian society in cooperation with three non-governmental associations in Jabalia, Gaza City and al-Qarara village.
In his paper that was presented in the three panel discussions, legal researcher Mohammed Abu Hashem addressed "Democracy and Political Participation". He then facilitated discussions among participants on: the importance of political participation in a democratic society; political participation of women and means to reinforce it; and mechanisms of defending the right to political participation.
On Tuesday morning, 23 October 2012, a session was held in the Youth Society for Culture and Development in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip. The meeting was attended by 24 participants, including 18 women.
On Monday, 22 October 2012, a second session was held in Eastern Gaza Society for Family Development in Gaza City. 19 participants, including 17 women, participated in the session.
On Sunday, 21 October 2012, a third session was held in al-Qarara Youth Forum in al-Qarara village, east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, where 21 participants, including 13 women, attended the meeting.
These panel discussions are part of a project implemented by PCHR over three years and are funded by the EU and Oxfam Novib in order to raise awareness about human rights and respect of these rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Moreover, the discussions are part of efforts exerted by PCHR to promote democratic awareness inside Palestinian society, especially in light of the lack of Palestinians' confidence in the democratic process following the political split.
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