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Rupert Franklin & Guy Shennan BASW visit to Palestine October - November 2011.

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1 Rupert Franklin & Guy Shennan BASW visit to Palestine October - November 2011

2 BASW in Palestine 2011  Our Purpose  Our Observations  Future Plans

3 Guy Rupert Sarah Dave

4 Riad Arar Defence for Children International, PUSWP, Hebron Branch

5 Raed Amira Chair, PUSWP, Bethlehem Branch

6 BASW-PUSWP meetings  Nablus  Tulkarem  Bethlehem  Hebron  Jerusalem  Jenin

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8 Issues facing social workers in Palestine - include...  The effects of the Israeli occupation  Illegal settlements  The Separation Wall  Movement  House demolitions  Child prisoners  The de-Arabisation of East Jerusalem

9 Children’s rights  DCI conference, Al-Najah University, Nablus  Qurtuba School, Hebron  Ofer Military Court, Juvenile Session  Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre for the Victims of Torture

10 Children’s Conference organised by DCI & An-Najah University The photos don’t show it but there was excellent participation by young people

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12 We were not allowed to take our cameras into Ofer Military Court. The following images are from the internet...

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14 23 January 2012 Letters 26 January -children-detained-jail-israel?INTCMP=SRCH

15 TRC - Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre for the Victims of Torture

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17 Next...  BASW Palestine Network Group  Website  IFSW  Mirroring Norway-Palestine social work links  Ongoing contact with social workers in Palestine  Knowledge exchanges  Further visits and developing placement opportunities  Seminars, conferences, networking in the UK

18 Local connections  Tower Hamlets & Jenin Friendship Association  Newham Jenin  Hackney - Beit Sourik  Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and its Tower Hamlets branch  Jane Lindsay, social work lecturer, Kingston University...

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20 Further contact ✤ If you want to be kept in touch with developments in the links between UK & Palestinian social workers, please leave us your address on the mailing list ✤ Thank you ✤ Rupert Franklin & Guy Shennan ✤ Contact -


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