On Saturday,May 20, 2017 The PCRD held a workshop at Jenin Sport Club in the city of Jenin under the title “ Democracy and Human Rights in Palestine”. The workshop which was held in cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation-FNF has targeted youth and university students to raise their awareness on democracy and human rights in general and to probe their status in Palestine in particular.
Dr. Ayman Yousef of the Arab American University of Jenin was the keynote speaker and Mr. Bilal Rashid was the commentator and the discussant . Dr. Yousef highlighted the challenges and obstacles of implementing democracy and human rights in Palestine. Violations to human rights, the political divide between the West bank and Gaza Strip and lack of legislation were among the topics raised during the discussion.
At the end of the workshop, the participants called for more workshops, for the legislation to conform to democratic values and to incorporate such topics heavily in school curricula.