Linking together for human rights

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 →

Brilliant visit – thank you to everyone who supported it!

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After so long in the planning, the Football 4 Freedom girls’ football visit from Palestine to the UK was wonderful. Thank you so much to hundreds of people who supported in donations, arrangements, attending matches and in so many other ways.  There were so many activities  in so many places – 13 schools, 8 public meetings, 2 football tournaments and many other matches, special meals, visits to all sorts of … Read More →

Warm welcome to the football visit

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  Now six days in to the Football 4 Freedom visit and what a packed programme. We’re very proud of the young visitors who have made a great start to their visit and equally grateful to our many, great friends who have helped in so many practical ways. There has been great football, some very interesting meetings with people young and old in schools and public meetings as well as a chance … Read More →