witness center for citizen rights and community development

Witness Center for Citizen's Rights and Social Development is a Palestinian civil organizations, recently established in 2014. Following two years of continuous work in the form of social initiatives, targeting marginalized community groups and seeking to attain citizen's rights on rights and duties, social justice and equality basis. Numerous activities were conducted, including educational days, with the contributions of the local community and youth.
The expertise of the center lies in its administrative and operational cadre, including attorney Suzan Jarrar and engineer Ma'ali Barqawi who enjoy a minimum of 5 years of experience in working in the feminist and social fields, in addition to Dr. Mohammad Areqat, law lecturer in Al-Quds University and Mr. Adeeb Saleem, who possesses extensive experience in the management of international projects.
The center also has at its disposal a number of talented youth journalists, each with at least 2 years of experience in media research and critical analysis of media.

Witness Center for Citizens Rights and Community Development aims at achieving community development and justice based on the citizen's rights and duties without discrimination on the basis of sex, age, color, political and social background.

Witness Center aims at:
1- Gathering the community leaders and public opinion towards the issues of marginalized groups in Palestinian community such as women, workers, youth and children.
2- training and rehabilitation of community leaders and leaders of public opinion in the area of citizenship and enhance their knowledge and skills in this context.

Witness Center for Citizens Rights and Community Development works on two levels

First: community: the center organizes seminars and awareness seminars aiming at raising the level of knowledge of community in citizenship in terms of the concepts and the aspects that included by citizenship of rights and duties and developmental effects.

Second: At the level of the leaders of public opinion and the media, especially through holding several training workshops and day seminar aims at developing the capacity of journalists and their knowledge and adopting the issues of marginalized groups such as women, children, young people and workers in the Palestinian community.

Witness Centre is special in being the centre of the product of the efforts and ideas of a group of experienced and practice in the field of local institutions. At the level of the project and the experiences related to it:
Shahed Center includes competencies and expertise have worked in the field of women and their rights to support their struggle to get their rights in the Palestinian community, both at the level of personal freedoms or participate in public life
The Centre works with a group of researchers in the field of traditional media and the new one, in addition to the network of special relations with the media on the result of the integration of different media organizations in the previous activities and events of the centre.
The centre has cooperation with women's organizations and actors at the forefront of the process of change and community advocates for women's issues as an association of women working for development, and the Association for Rural Women.
The center hold study day entitled: Citizenship between reality and expectations preceded by training a number of young people and college students on how to write position papers political resulted in several working papers, mainly those related to the reality of Palestinian women from a legal perspective and presented at a conference with the participation of a wide of local organizations and members of parliament.
This expertise gave us the ability to build cognitive training programs next to the practicing ones, and reflected the many challenges that we are in front of the most important level of knowledge regarding the community and even the leader of the cons of laws and the community opinion towards women.

It Includes an administrative body in Shahed Center for Rights of the Citizen and the seven members of the Community Development (5 males 2 females).
The distribution of responsibilities and tasks among themselves on the basis of specialization and expertise, and follows the form of the administrative structure of the center :

Vice Chairman of the Board
General manger
Programs Department
Department of Information and Public Relations

Witness Center builds a network of partnership and cooperation with a number of local organizations that are similar in their work to the center:
The centre has a partnership with Working Women Society for Palestinian Development and that has been working in the sector of women since the eighties of the last century. And the cerntre has a partnership with the Association of Seed Development and Culture, an association of youth, cultural, as well as a partnership with a number of research centres as a Awrad for Research and Studies.

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witness center for citizen rights and community development

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witness center for citizen rights and community development is

a Non-profit/Non-Governmental Organisation
based in Palestine (West Bank)
  • Palestine West Bank
focused on
  • Democracy/Active citizenship
  • Gender equality
  • Human rights
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Leadership
  • Media and communication
  • Minorities
  • Policy-making
  • Social media
  • Unemployment/employability
and interested in:
  • Youth Exchanges
  • Training and Networking
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Meetings between young people and decision-makers
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Witness center is Civil Organisation targeting marginalized community groups and seeking to attain citizen's rights social justice equality basis

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