Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014.

The National Society for Democracy and Law (NSDL) two workshops within the campaign of legal awareness rising, under the umbrella of “Emergency Legal Assistance to the Affected People in Rafah Due to the 2014 War on Gaza Project”, supported by UNSP/PAPP, which provides legal aids to the vulnerable and the affected groups due to Gaza war 2014, which comes within the series of legal aid projects, which established Legal Aid Clinic No. 9 within, that works on supporting the vulnerable and the legally deprived groups in the coordination with Rural Women Association based in Al-Shoukah countryside.

These workshops aim to provide legal aid to these groups and to illustrate the followed legal procedures in order to extract replacements of the lost evidential and personal documents for the affected and the destroyed houses, in addition to rights to inheritance, alimony, guardianship of orphan underage children who lost their parents during the last Israeli war on Gaza, divorce cases occurred within the war and how to overcome this phenomenon, and aware the people to their rights.

Mr. Hossam Jarghon –the project coordinator- opened both workshops welcoming the attendance and giving a brief introduction about the project and its main goals embodies in providing legal aid in its three forms (legal aid, legal consultation, legal and judicial representation) to the vulnerable and the affected people due to Gaza war in Rafah.

Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014 [10:00 AM – 12:00 PM]

The first workshop entitled “Post-war on Gaza 2014 Problems”, 23 men of the vulnerable and the affected groups due to Gaza war 2014 attended.

Mrs. Suad Al-Mashni –the advocate of Legal Aid Clinic No.9– opened this workshop talking about post-war effects, especially destroyed houses, leveled agricultural lands, martyrs, injuries, familial problems, and economic problems which aggravated after the war and led to the deterioration of the financial situation that led to problems between cables because of the inability of satisfy their basic familial needs.

The subject of the workshop focused on discussing post-war problems and the aggravation of suffering and communicating the attendance in order to provide legal aid to in social and familial problems that are in need to legal aid, and the attendance asked about several problems include problems among families at shelters because of differences in habits and traditions, the mess of plots’ and buildings’ borders resulted by leveling and destroying them and the loss of a delimitation for plots and buildings at Rafah Municipality, suffering from the lack of water and the unavailability of sewage and relying on artesian wells they seek to solve with the aid of the society. And the attendance combined agreed on the existence of favoritism and mediation in providing humanitarian aid that result the monopsony of humanitarian aid to some associations without the others in addition to the monopsony of some goods, cost of goods, and the high cost of rent houses.

Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014 [12:00 PM – 02:00 PM]

The second workshop entitled “Rights of Women within Personal Status Law”, 22 women of the vulnerable and the affected groups due to Gaza war 2014 attended.

Mrs. Al-Mashni opened the workshop talking about post-war effects, especially destroyed houses, leveled agricultural lands, martyrs, injuries, familial problems, and economic problems which aggravated after the war and led to the deterioration of the financial situation that led to problems between cables because of the inability of satisfy their basic familial needs.

On the other hand, Mr. Belal El-Najjar –a volunteer advocate in the project- talked about the concept of Personal Status Law, which aims to organize individual’s life with his/her family since birth to death, mirages are related to this law and its consequences including advanced dower and deferred sum, divorce and its consequences including alimonies, and inherence.

At the end of the workshops, the attendance expressed their interest in the subjects of the workshops, the importance of the role of Legal Aid Clinic No.9 in supporting civilians legally and enhancing their to access to the basic social services, and their interest to attend other workshops with other subjects.

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