Razor Wire and Olive Branches

Razor Wire and Olive Branches
An interactive workshop based on events in the West Bank.


2:00pm – 5.00pm (doors 1:30pm)

Senate Room, Lanyon Building, QUB, University Road


How has day to day life looked like for Palestinians in the West Bank over the past 10 years, and how is the situation developing? Would you like to learn more about it by participating in an interactive workshop that recreates real events experienced in the West Bank by international human rights observers?

This workshop will explore a model of intervention in situations where human rights violations occur, called ‘accompaniment’.

Accompaniment involves providing protection to targeted individuals or groups by having individuals or organisations with more power maintain a presence at the time and place where violations are likely to occur. The EAPPI programme uses this model to accompany communities in the West Bank at risk of forcible transfer – a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

This workshop will bring to life the policies and practices taking place as part of this process. Through a series of interactive exercises that aim to inform, allow space for discussion and deepen knowledge participants already have – it also aims to generate ideas about what we can do about it – both in Palestine and in other situations we might encounter where human rights are violated.

Participants with all levels of previous knowledge of these subjects are very welcome, and we hope you will enjoy a thoughtful space for participation, discussion and reflection on some of the most pressing issues we face today.


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