Defence for Children International-Palestine Section (DCI-Palestine) is a national section of the international non-governmental child rights organisation and movement, Defence for Children International (DCI), established in 1979. Currently, DCI has 45 national sections and associated members throughout the world, an international secretariat in Geneva and consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, UNICEF, UNESCO, and the Council of Europe.
DCI-Palestine representatives will discuss how Palestinian children are affected by Israel’s prolonged military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza. The process of arrest, transfer and interrogation will be described from a child’s perspective, where nearly 75 percent of children experience some form of physical violence.
DCI-Palestine is dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
DCI will be speaking in Brooklyn on October 11 and 12 and we encourage all to attend!
Friday, 11 October 2013, 7pm – Park Slope
St. John-St. Matthew-Emanuel Lutheran Church
283 Prospect Ave., between 5th and 6th Ave., Brooklyn NY
(just up from Grand Prospect Hall)
Subway: R to Prospect Ave. Side entrance; wheelchair accessible.
Saturday, 12 October 2013, 7pm – Bay Ridge
Salam Arabic Lutheran Church
(Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church)
414 80th Street, corner of 4th Ave., Brooklyn NY
Subway: R to 77th Street