Webinar series

Children’s Rights in Palestine, Touching base on Palestinian Child’s Day

Defence for Children International (DCI) launched a series of webinars on 5th April 2024, International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Child, to raise awareness about the rights of Palestinian children.

The subsequent webinars are scheduled for 8th May, 17th May, and 31st May, with a hybrid meeting near Geneva on 2nd May, coinciding with the Annual Rafto Prize meeting of laureates. DCI-Palestine is the 2023 Rafto Prize Laureate.

The webinars bring together a range of high-level expert Palestinian and international speakers to discuss how best to support Palestinian children,

meet their immediate needs, start healing the harms caused, provide pathways to a sense of justice and accountability, and ensure their rights are respected and implemented.

31st May 2024, 2 to 4 PM (CEST)


Moderator: Sabine Saliba, Secretary-General of Eurochild


  • Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal, UN Special Rapporteur on housing
  • Mr. Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, UN Special Rapporteur on Water and Sanitation
  • Prof. Ann Skelton, Chair, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • Mr. Josh Paul, Former Director at the US State Department
  • Mr. Chris Sidoti, Member of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the OPT, including East Jerusalem and Israel

With a reading of a statement from H.E. Mrs Graça Machel, Human Rights Activist and Founder, Graça Machel Trust and a video message from Mr. Michael Fakhri, UN Special Rapporteur on Food.

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