a male Bedouin talking at the Second Annual Conference for Strengthening Civil Peace and the Rule of Law

The “Civil Peace and Social Inclusion” Project produced a breakthrough in the state of deadlock through monitoring civil peace.

a male Bedouin talking at the Second Annual Conference for Strengthening Civil Peace and the Rule of Law

The “Civil Peace and Social Inclusion” Project produced a breakthrough in the state of deadlock through monitoring civil peace.

The “Civil Peace and Social Inclusion” Project

From 1 March 2017 until 28 February 2019

About

Solidarity is the starting point for creating a community and taking action!

This project contributed to producing a breakthrough in the current state of deadlock, increasing broad-based monitoring of civil peace. Within this project, REFORM produced policy suggestions to the government with regard to defragmentation between different social components.

In addition, REFORM initiated and practiced the watch dog role on governmental policies’ responsiveness to citizens’ needs in different areas. As a result, an equal access to proper participation in decision-making processes was fostered and good governance practices were enhanced.

The “Civil Peace and Social Inclusion” Project also established safe acting platforms where youth may come together – irrespective of their political or ideological background, to discuss key issues of concern. In these platforms, several directions for action were identified together with civil society and governmental influencers.

Furthermore, REFORM held a number of consultation meetings with various human rights and women and youth organizations. These meetings aimed to find solutions for many incidents that threatened the state of civil peace within Palestine.

three men standing at the Second Annual Conference for Strengthening Civil Peace and the Rule of Law.

Afterwards, the Civil Peace Coalition was formed, consisting of:

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The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development – REFORM

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The Palestinian Initiative for Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy- MIFTAH

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The Women Center for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC)

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The Human Rights and Democracy Media Center (SHAMS)

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ACT- Alternative Dispute Resolution and Studies

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The Palestinian Bar Association

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Raya FM

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The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development – REFORM

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The Palestinian Bar Association

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The Palestinian Initiative for Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy- MIFTAH

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Raya FM

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The Women Center for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC)

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The Human Rights and Democracy Media Center (SHAMS)

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ACT- Alternative Dispute Resolution and Studies

Objectives

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Establish ...

… an annual conference in order to promote civil peace in Palestine.
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Contribute ...

… to addressing the issues of weapons spread and the lack of service provision and Palestinian jurisdiction in Area C, Jerusalem and refugee camps.
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Enhance ...

… civic participation and monitoring processes of the responsiveness of public policies.
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Highlight ...

… the role of media in promoting civil peace as well as the participation of women and youth in decision-making processes within Palestinian society.
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Combat ...

… the defragmentation and polarization between different social components.
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Establish ...

… the Civil Coalition for Strengthening Civil Peace and the Rule of Law.
 a group of female male beneficiaries standing in the Innovation Hub during a Civil Peace and Rule of Law activity .
a group picture for participants at the Second Annual Conference for Promoting Civil Peace.

Outcomes

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Enhanced community awareness through publicized action research on the subjects of:

  • Weapons spread.
  • The role of media in promoting civil peace.
  • Services provision for refugees.
  • Participation of women and youth from hard to reach communities – mainly area C, Jerusalem and refugee camps.
  • Jurisdictional gaps in Jerusalem district.
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Increased Palestinian public’s access to information and opportunities. This access has allowed them to voice their needs through an interactive online platform, informative booklet, radio episodes and annual conference.

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Enhanced acceptance of the public’s participation, especially youth, in regulatory processes.

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More sensitized Palestinian leadership to the needs of the people, youth in particular, towards a more inclusive and democratic governing systems. These systems allow them to voice their needs, and contribute for youth restoring their faith in official politics.

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Developed understanding amongst citizens of the various social components, diminishing stereotypical thinking of one another based on geographical area or status.

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Reduced antagonism in the community by diminution of false information through media that harms civil peace.

Social change is achieved through the participation of all people!

Governance & Public Policy

This project worked in accordance with our Governance and Public Policy Program.

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