Nov. 01th to Nov. 06th, 2014

The National Society for Democracy and Law (NSDL) continued the series of organizing legal awareness rising workshops which started since Oct. 19th within “Emergency Legal Assistance to the Affected People in Rafah Due to the 2014 War on Gaza Project”, supported by UNDP/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, where 7 legal awareness workshops had been organized. These workshops targeted 220 men and women from the vulnerable and the affected groups due to Gaza war 2014, during the period from Nov. 01th to Nov. 06th, 2014.

This come for the sake of providing legal aid to the vulnerable groups, 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.

Hossam Jarghon -project coordinator- opened this series of legal awareness 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.

Saturday, Nov. 01st, 2014 [09:00 am – 01:00 pm]

NSDL organized 2 legal awareness rising workshops within the project, entitled “Women’s Rights Within Personal Status Law” in the coordination with Rafah Khadamat Club – Department of Woman in Al-Balad neighborhood, Rafah, 40 women of the vulnerable and affected groups due to Gaza war 2014 attended. Mrs. Suad Al-Mashni -the advocate of Legal Aid Clinic No.9- and Mr. Belal El-Najjar -a volunteer advocate in the project- led both workshops where Mr. Al-Mashni focused on the concept of Personal Status Law, which aims to organize individual’s life with his/her family since birth to death, and what is related to this law include marriage and what follow it including advanced dower and deferred dower, divorce and its consequences including alimonies, and inherence. On the other hand, Mr. El-Najjar talked about war effects on the people and post-war social, familial problems, illustrated the followed legal procedures in order to extract replacements of the lost evidential and personal documents for the affected and the destroyed houses due to the war.

Saturday, Nov. 01st, 2014 [10:00 am – 12:00 pm]

NSDL organized a legal awareness workshop within project activities in the coordination with Benevolent Palestinian Childs Friends Association (BPCFA), based in Tal-Al-Sultan neighborhood, in Rafah, entitled “Women’s Rights Within Personal Status Law”, 45 women attended. Mr. Fahed Al-Ledawy -the administrative director of BPCFA- opened the workshop welcoming and thanking the staff of NSDL for their continuous efforts to provide legal aids, mentioning the importance of the cooperation and the coordination among CSOs in such purposive activities aim to create a democratic just society. Then both Mr. Akram Al-Satary and Ms. Saly Al-Zamly -members in the voluntary team at the Legal Aid Clinic No.9- who led the the workshop.

Ms. Al-Zamly opened the workshop defining Personal Status Law, engagement and its effects, and marriage and effects of contraction of marriage.

While Mr. Al-Satary talked about divorce, its types and types of departure stressing on that we must start with the legal procedures of reconciliation in the sake of keeping the Palestinian family coherent.

Both volunteers explained that we are as a team at Legal Aid Clinic No.9 concern about the vulnerable and affected groups due to the war, especially the groups live in out of reach areas in the sake of providing legal aids for and at least empowering them to access to the basic social services through the mutual cooperation with CSOs, official authorities and decision makers in the sake of achieving the concept of rule of law and access to justice.

Sunday, Nov. 02nd, 2014 [10:00 am – 12:00 pm]

NSDL organized a legal awareness rising workshops within the project, entitled “Post-War on Gaza 2014 Social and Legal Problems” in the coordination with Agricultural Development Union (ADU) in Musabeh neighborhood, Rafah, 30 men and women of the vulnerable and affected groups due to Gaza war 2014 attended. Mrs. Al-Mashni led the workshop focusing on post-war effects, especially destroyed houses, leveled agricultural lands, injuries, martyrs social problems, familial problems, and economic problems aggravated after the war that led to the deterioration of the financial situation which resulted problems between couples because of inability of the husband to satisfy the basic familial needs. Then she talked about the concept of Personal Status Law, which aims to organize individual’s life with his/her family since birth to death, marriage and what follow it including advanced dower and deferred dowers including alimonies, and inherence.

Monday, Nov. 03rd, 2014 [11:00 am – 01:00 pm]

NSDL organized a legal awareness rising workshop within the project, in the coordination with the committed of al-Nasser neighborhood, entitled “Women’s Rights Within Personal Status Law” in Diwan of Muammar family, based in Al-Nasser neighborhood, 35 men and women of the vulnerable and affected groups due to Gaza war 2014 attended. Within the workshop, Mrs. Al-Mashni focused on the concept of Personal Status Law, and what is related to this law include marriage and what follow it including advanced dower and deferred dower. On the other hand, and Mr. El-Najjar talked about war effects on the people and post-war social, familial problems, illustrated the followed legal procedures in order to extract replacements of the lost evidential and personal documents for the affected and the destroyed houses due to the war.

The participants raised several legal problems and inquiries, and Mrs. Al-Mashni explained them. The participants expressed their satisfaction and their interest in the workshop and its subject thanking the efforts of the team and Legal Aid Clinic No.9 in Rafah that works on supporting role of law and access to justice.

Wednesday, Nov. 05th, 2014 [09:00 am – 11:00 am]

NSDL organized a legal awareness rising workshop entitled “Women’s Rights within Personal Status Law” in the coordination with Al-Nasser Benevolent Society, based in Al-Nasser neighborhood, 32 women of the vulnerable and affected groups due to Gaza war 2014 attended. Mr. El-Najjar led the workshop focusing on the concept of Personal Status Law, and what is related to this law include marriage and what follow it including advanced dower and deferred dower. Then he illustrated the followed legal procedures in order to extract replacements of the lost evidential and personal documents for the affected and the destroyed houses due to the war. The participants raised several legal problems and inquiries, and the Mr. El-Najjar explained them. The participants expressed their satisfaction and their interest in the workshop and its subject thanking the efforts of the team and Legal Aid Clinic No.9 in Rafah that works on supporting role of law and access to justice.

Thursday, Nov. 06th, 2014 [10:00 am – 12:00 pm]

NSDL organized a legal awareness rising workshops within the project, entitled “War Social Effects on Civilians” in the coordination with Virgin Marry Association for Charity (VMAC), based in Abu-Halawa neighborhood, Rafah, 38 women of the vulnerable and affected groups due to Gaza war 2014 attended. Mr. El-Najjar led the workshop focusing on post-war social, psychological and legal effects on the civilians, especially destroyed houses, destroyed mosques, social problems, familial problems, and economic problems aggravated after the war that led to the deterioration of the financial situation which resulted problems between couples because of inability of the husband to satisfy the basic familial needs, and how to deal with these problems.

While the Mr. Mustafa Hejazy -a volunteer advocate in the project- talked about Personal Status Law, and what is related to this law include marriage and what follow it including advanced dower and deferred dower. Then he illustrated the followed legal procedures in order to extract replacements of the lost evidential and personal documents for the affected and the destroyed houses due to the war. The participants raised several legal problems and inquiries, and the team of the Legal Aid Clinic explained them. The participants expressed their satisfaction and their interest in the workshop and its subject thanking the efforts of the team and Legal Aid Clinic No.9 in Rafah that works on supporting role of law and access to justice.

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