As you consider making a financial contribution, please keep in mind the following organizations. These organizations provide valuable services and support for Palestinian children living under military occupation.
Global Ministries of the UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
- To learn about the work of Global Ministries: Global Ministries Middle East & Europe home page. See especially the “Israel/Palestine link” under the heading “We are working here.” Click on that link for a wealth of information.
- To contribute financially to the work of Global Ministries: Global Ministries online giving.
Global Ministries partner organizations
- To learn about the work of Global Ministries partner organizations, click on these links:
- To contribute financially to the work of these above-named partner organizations:
- You may donate through the web pages of individual partner organizations (website links are provided just above, in blue).
- You may also donate online through the Global Ministries online giving page: Global Ministries online giving. Use the “Project/Partner” box to identify the specific partner organization for your donation.
- To sponsor a child at the Rawdat el-Zuhur elementary school via Global Ministries, you may use this downloadable form (click here) Rawdat El Zuhur sponsorship form or donate online (click here) Rawdat El Zuhur online sponsorship form.
Other Organizations that Support Palestinian Children’s Rights – a Partial List
Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association (Addameer). A Palestinian institution that supports Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. Offers free legal aid to political prisoners, advocates for their rights at the national and international level, and works to end torture and other violations of prisoners’ rights through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns. Addameer
Al-Haq. This Palestinian organization monitors and documents human rights abuses by both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict (including instances of abuse and torture of Palestinian children). Issues reports on its findings and produces detailed legal studies. Al-Haq
Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society Canter. Offers creative programming and enrichment for children and youth within the Aida U.N. Refugee Camp, Alrowwad Culture and Arts Society
B’Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. Devotes itself primarily to documenting Israeli violations of Palestinians’ human rights in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. With a view to helping minimize such violations, B’Tselem exposes the injustice, violence and dispossession inherent in the military occupation through publication of statistics, testimonies, eyewitness accounts, video footage and authoritative reports. www.btselem.org
Christian Peacemaker Teams–Palestine (CPT-Palestine). Provides faith-based support for Palestinian-led, grassroots resistance to the Israel occupation. Christian Peacemaker Teams – Palestine
Defense for Children International–Palestine. Provides legal support and advocacy for Palestinian children. A leader in advocating for the rights of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. Defense for Children International-Palestine
EAPPI (World Council of Churches). Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. Organizes volunteers from around the globe to accompany children walking to and from school, to help reduce the level of intimidation and violence by Israeli settlers and soldiers. EAPPI
HaMoked, Center for Defense of the Individual. An Israeli organization providing legal services and support for Palestinian children and adults deprived of their rights under Israel’s military occupation. These efforts include research and publication of detailed reports concerning abuse of children in Israel’s wide-ranging network of military prisons. http://www.HaMoked.org/
International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Provides an international presence to help reduce levels of day-to-day harassment and violence, especially when documenting events with cameras. ISM volunteers accompany farmers to their fields and reside with or near families whose homes are threatened with eviction or demolition by Israeli military or harassment by Israeli settlers. They bear witness to these events and return home to educate their communities. International Solidarity Movement (ISM)
Middle East Children’s Alliance. Works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA)
Military Court Watch. Provides legal services, including litigation in court, for Palestinian children arrested and detained by Israeli military forces. Monitors the status of children as they progress through the Israeli military court system. Provides education about the process of arrest and detention of Palestinian children. Military Court Watch
No Way to Treat a Child campaign. Provides leadership, education and resources to challenge Israel’s system of military detention of Palestinian children. A leading organizer in the US for governmental advocacy efforts. No Way to Treat a Child
Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund. Provides free medical care for injured and sick Arab children in Middle East, including children of Gaza. PCRF
Rachel Corrie Foundation. Supports educational, sports and cultural programs, with a primary focus on youth living under military siege in Gaza. Rachel Corrie Foundation
UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East. Provides essential support and services to some five million Palestinian refugees, including education, health care, relief and social services, refugee camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA
US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. The US Campaign’s “End Child Detention Campaign” advocates for U.S. legislation regarding Israeli detention of Palestinian children. US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
Wi’am: The Palestine Conflict Transformation Center. Located in Bethlehem, Wi’am provides programming for children’s activities in the summer and youth leadership and conflict resolution resources all year around. Wi’am–Palestine Conflict Transformation Center
Youth Against Settlements. Coordinates nonviolent protests and activism among youth, especially in the militarily occupied city of Hebron and neighboring areas. Youth Against Settlements