Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 7 - 13 September 2011
This week, Israeli forces injure seven Palestinians throughout the oPt. Israeli settlers injure another eight Palestinians, displace a family and vandalize around 390 trees. Demolition of Palestinian-owned structures resumed, with residences and water wells demolished and 26 people displaced. In Gaza, violence declined. There was an increase in the number of people crossing Rafah.
 
Sustaining Achievements in Palestinian Institution-Building and Economic Growth
The September 2011 meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee coincides with the completion the Palestinian Authority’s ambitious two-year program “Palestine: Ending the Occupation, Establishing the State”, presented on August 25, 2009. There has been substantial progress in implementing the program’s goals and policies, centering on the objective of building strong state institutions. However, the onset of an acute fiscal crisis, accompanied by declining economic growth, may undermine the promise of these institution-building achievements.
 
Matrix of Control: The Impact of Conditional Funding on Palestinian NGOs
The Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Palestinian people have for too long been suffering from the occupation and systematic destruction. As a result of the political regime implemented by the occupying state of Israel, including a dismal human rights record with regards to, among other things, access to services and resources and demolitions of homes and other structures, the conditions of the Occupied Palestinian Territories are facing immense difficulties.
 
Capacity building for local NGOs: A guidance manual for good practice
The project of preparing and publishing this guidance manual on capacity building for local NGOs (nongovernmental organisations) has been a lengthy one involving many people along the way. The concept for the manual arose from groundbreaking work in CIIR/ICD’s Somaliland programme initiated in 2000. This work continues today through a long-standing programme of capacity-building support to the indigenous local NGO sector in Somaliland funded by Comic Relief.
 
Rising Through The Ranks: A Young Woman's Guide to Leadership and Political Party Engagement
The ideas and strategies offered in this guide have been developed from the collected experiences of NDI’s women’s political participation programs around the world and from the experiences of young women activists from North Africa who were a part of the “Youth of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow” initiative. Their ideas are combined with best practices and recommendations from NDI’s work with women leaders around the world.
 
Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident
The Secretary-General established the Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident on 2 August 2010. The Panel received and reviewed reports of the detailed national investigations conducted by both Turkey and Israel. Turkey established a National Commission of Inquiry to examine the facts of the incident and its legal consequences, which provided an interim and final report to the Panel along with annexes and related material.
 
Bankrolling Colonialism
This factsheet focuses on American Zionist organizations that support settlements in the Jordan Valley. More precisely, it examines how these organizations normalize and legitimize illegal settlement activity through improving living conditions for settlers and promoting the settler and Zionist cause in the international sphere. These organizations use a variety of strategies and language to convey a righteous and moral image of settlers and settlements throughout the West Bank, but especially those in the Jordan Valley, through emphasizing their vulnerability and precariousness.
 
Basic School and Social Capital: Case Studies in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
The research is based on the hypothesis that schools are not merely a place to teach, and are not only meant to provide students with educationalcultural capital (regardless of the quality of this capital). Instead, due to their spread all over the West Bank and Gaza, they are qualified institutions which contribute to creating social capital in addition to educational cultural capital.
 
Under Attack: Settler Violence against Palestinian Children in the Occupied Territory
This report documents the extent of settler attacks perpetrated against Palestinian children in the Occupied Territory. While settler violence has steadily increased since the beginning of the second Intifada in September 2000, the start of 2008 has marked a notable increase in settler attacks against Palestinian civilians, including children.
 
Early Maternity Care in Palestine
Prenatal care is a group of organized and systemic health services offered to pregnant women during the period of pregnancy. The aim of these services is to ensure the safety of pregnancy and make sure that pregnant woman receive their physiological needs, in addition to services aiming to alleviate the stress and fear that accompany hard labor and delivery.

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