On Sunday 14 October 2012, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in cooperation with Oxfam-UK organized a training workshop for seven hours entitled “Human Rights and the Right to Create Associations”, held at Carinos restaurant in Gaza city.
About 22 workers at local associations attended the workshop.
Shirin Ash-Shobaki, Al Mezan’s training and mass communication unit coordinator, opened the workshop by welcoming the attendance.
She emphasized the importance of the workshop and its content in order to disseminate human rights value and concepts in the Palestinian society.
She also presented the schedule of the workshop and its aim.
She talked about Al Mezan’s role in human rights protection and defense.
She cleared the role of Al Mezan’s units in helping victims of human rights violations.
Ash-Shobaki delivered the first session, an introduction to human rights and the International Bill of Human Rights (the two main human rights covenants).
Judge Zaher As-Saqqa delivered the second session, the right to create associations under international criteria and the Palestinian law.
This workshop constitutes one component of the “Enhancing Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Movement in Gaza” project, implemented by Al Mezan with support from Oxfam-UK and European Union.