Linking together for human rights

News from CADFA Sonunu project – meetings between young people in UK and Palestine


The CADFA Sonunu project brings young people from the UK and Palestine together to share experiences, discuss human rights and work on small projects together. In the autumn term,  school and youth club groups in the two countries worked together on a calendar and several short films.  We are hoping to build on this now with work in the spring term leading to a conference on 26th March on Youth Links with Palestine, … Read More →

Material on Israel/Palestine


  Teaching material on Israel/Palestine We are looking for all the school materials we can on Israel/ Palestine (we know some but are looking for more) We would also love to hear your experiences of working with schools on Israel/ Palestine -– linking with Palestinian schools, perhaps – or related activity We aim to put together a review of best practice and share this – Any thoughts, suggestions appreciated. We … Read More →

Very different lives

Abu Dis

An innocent question from a Welsh school group to a Palestinian school group on a Zoom meeting today jumped straight into the heart of the human rights issues… “Where do you go on holiday?” Silence from the Palestinians who are so confined… We asked the Welsh group where they go (Spain, Australia!.. and some not of course). Then we asked, “How many of you have been to the sea?” (All … Read More →

Schools should start from human rights.

gavin williamson double

We were concerned to see  the Department for Education telling schools to talk about the Israel/Palestine conflict with the help of one-sided organisations and without commitment to human rights. We have written an open letter to Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State: see picture. Text of our letter: Dear Gavin Williamson Starting with human rights.    –  OPEN LETTER This letter is a response to your recent letter to schools and their approaches to … Read More →

Poems: Jerusalem and the West Bank


Poems: Jerusalem and the West Bank April 20, 2019 The Walls There they go, marching, winding, Imposing their fortresses on the hilltops, Grey, cold concrete, relentless and heartless, barring the land from its people, so its lies unused, forlorn olive trees uncared for. Some of it contaminated by waste and excrement released by Israeli colonists. At times they are painted, these walls, with angry, beautiful, peaceful images recalling the world’s … Read More →

Worried about those school children

اعقال عبد جمل ربيع ابوديس 25-1-2017

The March 2017 human rights report from Abu Dis (attached here) is a depressing read – We started collecting monthly reports over ten years ago, and  it is terrible to see the on-going catalogue of human rights violations every month. This month, the effects of the occupation on the school children seem particularly worrying. The young people are right in the face of the military on their way to school.  In March, all secondary-age boys … Read More →