know your rights: empowering Palestinian children

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In December 2013 Defence for Children International Palestine (DCI-Palestine) launched a “Know Your Rights” campaign for Palestinian children with UK partner, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR). It will focus on empowering and educating Palestinian children to secure their basic rights while detained in the Israeli military detention system. More than 5,000 “Know Your Rights” information cards are being distributed to children between the ages of 12 and 17 years old living in West Bank communities where children appear to be targeted by Israeli forces for arrest.

DCI-Palestine will also conduct training sessions for Palestinian children in schools, to raise awareness of what to expect during arrest and detention and inform them of their rights under international law.

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