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Palestinian NGO creates project with EU to press for childrenEoACAOs rights including respect and ...

Jerusalem / Alix de Mauny -- The effects on generations of children growing up under occupation are strongly felt locally, prompting Palestinian human rights organization to take action. On Saturday the Al Dameer Association for Human Rights concluded a training course entitled, "Children's Participation" organized in collaboration with Save the Children- Sweden (SCS-Sweden). Funded by the European Union, the project contributes to the respect, protection and promotion of children's rights by enabling children to claim and protect their rights, which in turn empowers civil society to promote and respect children's rights. Representatives from the Isaad Al Tufula Center, Qattan Center for the Shild, SOS-Rafah, the American School and Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation participated in the training course. Staff from Child Program in Al Dameer and Al Dameer's friends also participated in the three-day training course. The rights of the Palestinian child were the focal point of the events which included decision-making through the establishment of a parliament for the Palestinian Children. The course eventually discussed several issues including the international convention of the children's rights, the levels of children's participation in decision-making, a suggested proposal for the establishment of the Children's Parliament.

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Date:Jul 25, 2009
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