1. Youth Empowerment
BADIL, in partnership with three Palestinian community-based organizations, launched three films and three factsheets on various Israeli policies designed to forcibly displace Palestinians: policies restricting the freedom of movement, the use of land and access to natural resources and violence and harassment from Israeli colonizers. For more information, see in Arabic http://www.badil.org/ar/badil-news/829-story-1
B. Enhancing Community Engagement
1) Local and National Campaigns
As a continuation of the campaign against Forced Population Transfer, BADIL, partnered with four Palestinian universities, to increase the awareness of discriminatory Israeli zoning and planning policies that induce forced displacement. The initiative involved four lectures followed by participatory discussions with students and faculty of the universities of Al Quds-Abu Dis, Al Najah, Birzeit and Bethlehem.
2) Al Awda Award
For more details, see in Arabic
Under the theme “Return is our Right and our Will”, BADIL launched the 2015 Al-Awda Award competition in early December. This year’s competition includes four categories: Best Poster, Best Photograph, Best Childrens Story, and Best Short Documentary. The deadline for entry submission in all categories is 17 April 2015.
For more details, see in English: http://badil.org/en/press-releases/146-2014/4385-pren25111437
5) International Advocacy
Participation in the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (1-3 December in Geneva); see http://www.badil.org/en/press-releases/146-2014/4368-press-eng-31