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 April 2012   

Palestinian Child Day in partnership with Save the Children- Sweden

Al-Maqdese participated in the Palestinian Child Day on Wednesday, April 4th, at Al-Hakwati National Theatre- East Jerusalem. The event is titled "Step by Step to fulfill our Rights". This event addressed different children rights violated socially or politically, which was expressed by the participating children
A group of children were brought by five partnering organizations with Save the Children-Sweden SCS: Al-Maqdese, Maan, Juzoor, Palestinian Counseling Center, and Al-Zuhoor Center. Each group of children commenced the event by walking from various places near Jerusalem to Al-Hakawati.
Around 500 children attended the event including some parents. Each group brought by the partner organizations and presented a performance including sketches, songs, mimic shows, poems and dances.
Children were dressed in unified T-shirts; each group had a different color as they specified a violated right to be written on their T-Shirts and some volunteers helped children in writing using different colors.
SCS-Sweden along with its partners presented 10 animated movies that express children rights in contexts of education, detention, sexual abuse, equality, and discrimination.
Another movie was presented in which children from West Bank and Gaza expressed their united call "One home without borders".
On this occasion, it is important to mention that Al-Maqdese succeeded to issue entry permits for 5 children from the West Bank who joined Al-Maqdese group of children
At the end, children were given a ranking form to evaluate the movies. The movie presented by Maan" Right to play" scored the first best movie and the movie presented by Al-Maqdese entitled" Right to protection from sexual abuse" scored the second best movie.
It is worth mentioning that the event was implemented within the framework of the project "Defending and Protecting Children rights in Jerusalem" 2012-2013 funded by (SCS) Save the Children-Sweden.

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