Linking together for human rights

Remembering Saleema Sabbah

Saleema’s embroidery

These beautiful hangings are some of the embroideries sewn in Abu Dis in the early days of CADFA, around ten years ago. These two were made by Saleema Sabbah, who was particularly good at sewing and embroidery. We are very sorry to hear that she passed away some days ago, after a long illness. We send our deepest condolences to her family. Her embroidery will always remind us of her.

Welcome to Nour and Wadea

Wadea and Nour

Our two new Palestinian EVS volunteers  Nour from Ramallah and Wadea from Jama’een, Nablus – arrived in London on 2nd November and they are now settling in to windy, rainy London and work at CADFA. ‘It’s feeling much better,’ said Nour today after the talks they gave at CADFA’s open meeting. Wadea explained that he is getting to grips with practical aspects of living in a new place, finding out where to … Read More →

Call for urgent action

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Please see here for CADFA’s statement about the very serious situation in Palestine and call for urgent action on human rights. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ln46vdb1qu58h5a/CADFA%20statement%20Nov%2015.pdf?dl=0   Please sign our petition and (if you are local) join in our activities. https://www.change.org/p/uk-foreign-office-via-keir-starmer-mp-local-mp-for-cadfa-act-now-against-human-rights-violations-in-palestine-before-more-people-lose-their-lives?recruiter=10740762&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

Women’s Links group set out new stall

Brunswick Centre stall

CADFA Women’s Links group have decided to run a stall on Saturdays at the Brunswick Centre, Russell Square. Starting out with Palestinian oil and pottery, they hope to add Palestinian pastries to their offer, and to use money raised to support women’s exchanges between Britain and Palestine. Their first day will be tomorrow 14th November, and we wish them lots of luck!

Exciting to see teachers’ project get going!

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The twinning groups, the schools, the teachers, the programme for the #TeachersInAction project are slowly coming into place – The Palestinian group will come to the UK next January and the UK group will go to Palestine next year in October.  It was exciting to have the first teachers’ meeting in Palestine today. To keep in touch with this project, please follow this blog… http://teachersinaction2016.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/very-excited-to-have-had-first.html

CADFA youth in Hackney today

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CADFA were asked by friends in Hackney to help with a stall in Stoke Newington today. Stars of the event were CADFA youth links group who baked cakes to raise money for their fund, gave out leaflets about what is happening in Palestine and collected petition signatures calling for human rights for Palestinians!