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EU Funds Help DWRC Train Gazan Unionists on Advocacy Skills.

Gaza -- PNN - The Democracy and Workers' Rights Center (DWRC) organized on Tuesday a training course in Gaza City, an advocacy and campaigning skills for 19 unionists from different unions and committees. The course included the Health Service Employees' Union, General Union for Electricity Sector Workers, the Independent Labor Committees' Union- Gaza, the committee of sanitary workers in Naser hospital, representatives of women's committees in the informal economy and representatives of the farmers' committees. This three-day training course aimed at training participants on the concept of advocacy and campaigning, its types, objectives and components. They were also trained on how to plan for a campaign and the essential skills that must be acquired in order to run and manage a campaign.Suad Kdeih, one of the women who attended the course, is a member of a recently established committee for women working in the informal economy. She said that her goal from participating in the course was to increase her knowledge on advocacy and campaigning to reinforce her ability to manage a campaign. She benefited from the practical and the theoretical part and she will be able to use what she learned in her committee.Odeh Mishal, from the Independent Labor Committees' Union declared that he participated in order to learn the methods, skills and information related to campaigning that will enable him to plan for a rights-based campaign that will result in great outcomes.

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Publication:Palestine News Network (West Bank, Palestine)
Date:Jul 6, 2010
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