Thursday, 30 June
Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
1018 WV Amsterdam
Children around the world are usually the victims of armed conflict. In 2014, Palestine became party to the International Convention on the Rights of the Children. Despite the fact that many provisions of this Convention are binding upon Israel, many Palestinian children live in fear and experience numerous violations of their rights. In April a report by Defence for Children was published about the hundreds of Palestinian children that are put in Israeli detention every year. Two speakers are invited to inform us more about these violations against children’s rights.
Arie de Bruin will speak about his book ‘Je bent er geweest’, a book that forms as a protest against these violations. He has visited Israel en Palestina, and the things he saw and experienced there moved him to write the book. Through poems and illustrations, he tries to bring the situation of the children closer to its readers.
Mieke Zagt, director of Tadamun Foundation, a sister-organization of Defence for Children, will speak about recently published report. Tadamun works together with Defence for Children International Palestine (DCIP) and other partners for a safe and just future for Palestinian children.
Non-students: 5 euro