Our latest intervention: Legal Seminar Starts a process aimed at rendering Lebanese Laws compatible with International Conventions Identifies the problematic areas of Labour Laws Debates Social Security for Palestinian Refugees A follow up seminar will widen the debate
What We Have Achieved - What We Have Learned – and How We Have Changed Increasing awareness of the win-win concept Research as a tool for change Leverage of partnerships and alliances, including funders – to influence opinion formers and decision makers Convener of dialog to support legislative change and build momentum for change
The Story of CEP Funding SDC backs the initial idea and provides core funding – even though at the time it was a hard sell UNRWA provides a home for the Secretariat Norway joins the funding group Now a major proposal is being funded by the European Commission
Employment Law and Practice Employment law and practice still makes legal and safe access to jobs and social protection a huge problem for Palestinians
It’s time Three quotes from Government & Official Statements “Our firm rejection of the settlement (of Palestinians) does not entail a refusal to host our Palestinian brothers and to tend to their humanitarian rights.” “The Lebanese Government will pursue its work to provide human and social rights for Palestinians residing in Lebanon.” “The Palestinians are our brothers whom we must support to allow them a dignified life and honourable work to earn their living in dignity, without being humbled.”
Why Support CEP? Committee membership = credibility & integrity Objective, high quality research Policy options for change Proven access to decision makers Leverage of data through partners and alliances
The Environment is Ready for Change Public demand Political will Facts
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