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PHROC to Participate in World Social Forum-Free Palestine
Ref.: 223/2012
02، Oct 2012

palestinaThe Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC)* is pleased to announce its participation in the World Social Forum-Free Palestine (WSF), which takes place from 28 November to 1 December 2012, in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. This global event is a public space to share ideas and strategise ways to maximise the potential for solidarity with the Palestinian people.

The four-day WSF will consist of five main panels with speakers from across the globe, including a panel on the right to return and right to self-determination, a panel on international law and human rights and a panel on the illegality of the annexation wall. There will also be a panel on popular resistance and another on strategies to mobalise and create solidarity movements, which will also discuss the case of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).

The WSF provides an excellent opportunity for organisations and solidarity movements to network and share their work and experiences through self-organised activities spread across the four days of the forum.

For further information on the WSF, how to register and to organise side-events, the PHROC invites you to visit the WSF website

Information, contacts and links:

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*The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC):

Adameer Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association
Sahar Francis
General Director

Aldameer Association for Human Rights
Khalil Abu Shammala
General Director


Shawan Jabarin
General Director

Mezan Al Mezan Center for Human Rights
Issam Younis
General Director

Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
Najwa Darwish
General Director


Defence for Children International
Palestine Section
Rifat Kassis
General Director


Ensan Center for Human Rights and Democracy
Shawqi Issa
General Director


Hurryyat - Centre for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights
Helmi Al-araj
General Director


Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights
Issam Aruri
General Director


Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies
Iyad Barghouti
General Director


Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling
Maha Abu Dayyeh
General Director