MAPPING OF NEIGHBORHOODS
By using new technology to map neighborhoods, organisations and events, the residents of East Jerusalem suffering from the occupation will be better equipped to jointly demand their human rights.
Total amount: EUR 1,132,060
Start date: June 14, 2011
Duration: 36 months
Partner: Grassroots Jerusalem
EuropeAid has provided DanChurchAid with EUR 950,000 to improve service delivery and respect for human rights and international humanitarian law in occupied East Jerusalem, where many Palestinians are exposed to poverty, violence, and violations of human rights.
Palestinian and Israeli residents pay the same taxes, but they do not receive the same level of services in terms of basic infrastructure, education and housing.
The ‘Markaz AlKul’ project, meaning ‘Center for All’, supports the communities of East Jerusalem in claiming their basic human rights towards international and national duty-bearers.
Markaz AlKul provides workplaces for CBOs and human right defenders, as well as a legal clinic, and a time-line for community members to tell their story.
Training sessions are held weekly, and communities are taught how to map their neighborhoods, organisations and events, so that communities can join forces in claiming their rights.
By changing the names of streets and squares back to the original, the residents can reclaim their own city and address human rights violations directly.