Linking together for human rights

Looking forward to the Palestinian women’s visit!

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Palestinian Women’s Voices Matter! CADFA’s Palestinian women’s visit to the UK for International Women’s Day has taken place every year in March since 2006 (except for one year when it was replaced by a women’s visit to Palestine). An exciting event full of meetings, visits and events, it will this year include six women from Abu Dis and activities all over the country – mainly in the south but as … Read More →

Palestinian Voices Matter – students’ visit shows people want to hear them!

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We were delighted to meet the group of  young people who joined our student visit from Palestine in Jan-Feb, along with the Head of Student Activities from Al Quds University, the CADFA co-ordinator from Abu Dis and the Mayor of Al Walaja village, who joined the group because of our co-operation with the Bedford-Al Walaja group for this two-week-long visit. What a time it was, full of individual, group, university … Read More →

Palestinian Voices Matter Sponsored Walk

We’re looking forward to the student visit to Britain starting next week. They will be visiting universities and towns across Britain and there will be many opportunities to hear them speak (see ‘events’) as CADFA is working with local groups from the north (Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Chester) to the Midlands (Leicester, Bedford, Northampton, Cambridge) to Brighton in the South, not forgetting many places in London including Cafe Palestina! To help raise … Read More →

Palestinian Voices Matter

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We were proud to have young people from Palestine visit with the girls’ football visit last November/ December,  taking with them to many schools, tournaments and activities of all sorts both happy things (smiles, football) and more seriously a knowledge of the human rights violations they suffer under the Israeli occupation. One of the distinctive parts of CADFA’s work is to create links between people in the UK and in Palestine so … Read More →

Seven pledges for human rights

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We’re very concerned to see a serious step against freedom of speech on Palestine as candidates to be party leader  (currently Labour, could be any other party) are being asked to accept a series of pledges indicating accepting all parts of the IHRA definition of anti-semitism including its controversial examples. These conflate criticism of racism by Israel and anti-semitism in a way that we and many others (including vocal Jewish … Read More →

‘What our girls did in London’

It’s so lovely to see this short film in Arabic about the CADFA girls’ football visit Football 4 Freedom, explaining to their local community some main parts of the visit. SEE BELOW There are many other photos, reports, bits of film on the project blog football4freedom.blogspot.com and we expect many more! It was a really wonderful visit and, like the girls at the end of the film, we would like to … Read More →