Cafe Palestine Twenty One
Featuring a short film
followed by a presentation by
Sawsan, the UK Advocacy Officer of
Defence for Children International – Palestine,
and a contribution from an ex-child detainee
Saturday 6 March
15.45pm (UK time) / 17.45pm (Pal time)
“Children behind bars: Palestinian Child Prisoners”
This month, Cafe Palestine will highlight the repeated and systematic breeches of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by Israel through its cruel and cynical policy of detaining Palestinian children.
Every year, on average, Israeli Military Courts prosecute between 500-700 Palestinian children. Children as young as 12 years old are arrested and detained. The most common charge is stone throwing.
The Cafe will open with live music at 3.45pm (UK time) / 5.45pm (Pal time)
The discussion will start at 4.00pm (UK) / 6.00pm (Palestine)
The whole event is expected to finish at about 5.30pm (UK) / 7.30pm (Palestine)
نوفر خدمة الترجمة إلى اللغة العربية في مقهى فلسطين لمن يحتاجون إلىها، سيكون هناك ملخص حصري ومتداول باللغة العربية للعرض والأسئلة والإجابات.
إذا كنت تحتاج إلى الترجمة إلى اللغة العربية، أرسل رسالة إلى الإيميل التالي:
ستتوفر الترجمة من خلال الانضمام إلى مجموعة في تطبيق الواتساب
ARABIC TRANSLATION AT CAFE PALESTINE: Throughout Cafe Palestine there will be a rolling Arabic text summary of the presentation, questions and answers available via Whatsapp. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the Whatsapp Arabic translation group.
ADVANCE NOTICE – 4 March – National Day of Action: How Safe Are Palestinian Children?
“Every child has the right to grow up safely”
… say the NSPCC, in advertising their 4th March conference: HowSafe2021
Every child? Including Palestinian children, right? Apparently not.
The NSPCC take money from JCB, knowing that their equipment is sold and used to demolish Palestinian homes, violating international law.
Join the day of action on 4 March to call on the NSPCC to drop JCB, as an unfit donor for a children’s charity
Please do one or more of the following on 4 March
1. Tweet your call to NSPCC to refuse donations from JCB.
- Ensure EVERY child has the right to grow up safely @NSPCC @JCBmachines #HowSafe2021 #HowSafeArePalestinianChildren
- Calling on the @NSPCC to cut your ties with @JCBmachines – your role is to protect children, not to take money tainted with actions that make them homeless and traumatised #HowSafe2021 #HowSafeArePalestinianChildren
- How can @NSPCC claim to believe in the safety of every child while taking money from @JCBmachines, who profit from the illegal demolition of Palestinian homes and leave thousands of Palestinian children cruelly destitute and harmed #HowSafe2021 #HowSafeArePalestinianChildren
Tweet between 8.30am to 3.30pm and include the conference hashtag: #HowSafe2021 AND our hashtag #HowSafeArePalestinianChildren AND you could also tag @NSPCC
You could also share a photo with a placard, using our hashtag #HowSafeArePalestinianChildren
See pictures at the end of this message
2. Write to the NSPCC
By email – Key contacts are
Chair of Trustees – email@example.com
Chief Executive – firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Fundraising and Engagement – email@example.com
By post – Addressed to one or more of the above, ℅ NSPCC Head Office, Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH
There are sample letters here.
You will also find ideas in the open letters to the NSPCC from the Social Work Action Network and the UK-Palestine Mental Health Network.
3. Find out more.
Clearly, not every child is worth fighting for: racism, conscience and the NSPCC is an excellent article that draws parallels with Black Lives Matter and contains links with detailed information on the issue.
4. Inform your friends and colleagues
Share on Facebook and your other social media platforms – ask your union or professional association to take action.
Campaign supported by the Shoal Collective; BIN; ICAHD UK; Social Work Action Network; UK Palestine Mental Health Network; PSC, Scottish PSC.