Across its programs and
centers, CFTA seeks to empower individuals and communities to become
self-advocates through awareness-raising and introducing different advocacy
tools like art and media. CFTA also works to foster greater sensitivity to the
issues of marginalized and disadvantaged groups, especially amongst children,
youth and women.
Highlights in 2014
leaders from the Nowwar Center organized a campaign to advocate for expanding
free health insurance for children from 0-3 years to 0-6 years of age.
40 CBOs joined CFTA and the Wessal Network in a campaign for better protection
of women for which more than 200 community workshops were organized. The
workshops were led by community leaders including both male and female
mukhtars. The campaign also included the distribution of 20,000 SMSs and the
production of a film in partnership with five NGOs from the West Bank and Gaza
study day “The Shadow of Dreams,” organized and led by school girls, focused on
improving the educational environment in the classroom. The initiative
attracted the attention of media and was attended by headmasters from several
schools, who represented the Ministry of Education, as well as the Director of Education at
school girls led a workshop about green life and the environment in cooperation
with five different schools in Khan Younis.
young girls organized a photo gallery entitled “On a Chessboard” with
photographs they took to depict violations of children’s rights and advocate
for their right to live in peace.
youth produced four short movies to raise community awareness on harassment,
children’s security and solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
The themes were selected by young people as priority concerns. Because
we use an integrated approach, advocacy is embedded in all of our work. For
more details, please see background and activities for each of our five centers
as well as Wessal Network.