Young Palestinians Media & Advocacy Bootcamp

Melbourne. 9-13 February 2020
Applications close 15 December

The Young Palestinians MEDIA & ADVOCACY BOOTCAMP is Australia’s first intensive fellowship specifically designed for young adults (between 18 and 35yrs), who have capacity and an interest to step up into leadership roles, and who are committing to seeking justice in Palestine (and beyond).

This first of its kind BOOTCAMP will equip young Palestinian leaders from across Australia with the skills and resources to create positive change. Come for intensive training in public speaking and writing for media, political engagement, community mobilisation and more!

Young leaders and activists will learn some of the core skills they need to lead campaigns in their communities, engage politicians, and advocate for the rights of Palestinians!

  • Learn campaigning skills and tips
  • Hear from activists on how to challenge Australian policy about Palestine
  • Practice advocacy and lobbying techniques
  • Get a crash course in the best way to communicate your message
  • Meet a whole bunch of amazing Palestinians – this is all about building relationships and movements! 

APAN Vice President on ABC News24

The US can’t rewrite international law, Australia must commit to fair position on settlements

The Trump administration’s announcement – that they do not regard settlements as inconsistent with international law – disregards the entire international legal framework for a just solution for Israel and Palestine.  This is another attempt by Trump to rewrite the rule-book.

Israel’s settlement building has the explicit aim of undermining the establishment of a Palestinian State, and the world has been united in condemning this since the 1960s. Settlements are a clear breach of the Fourth Geneva Conventions which prohibit transferring a population into an Occupied area. This legal situation has been confirmed by the International Court of Justice, the UN General Assembly, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. In 2016 the UN Security Council stated settlements are a “flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the vision of two States living side-by-side in peace and security, within internationally recognized borders”.

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APAN Study Tour Jan 2020 – book now!

APAN has announced its next study tour starting 26 January 2020 – bookings are limited and are open now!

APAN’s unique study tours witness, share and learn about Palestine and the Palestinian people through interactions with Palestinian and Israeli communities and experts, Australian Ambassadors, United Nations officials, human rights organisations, visits to Australian-funded aid projects and much more.  If you want to learn about the myriad contemporary – and historical – issues of the modern Middle East, this Study Tour is for you.

APAN responds to attacks on UNRWA

APAN has noted with significant concern the public attacks on UNRWA – who provide basic services to Palestinian refugees. An Opinion Piece published in The Australian newspaper on the 18/9 however was full of so many misrepresentations, unsubstantiated allegations and factual errors that we felt a need to respond! Below is both our infographic shared on social media and a response we sent to The Australian.

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