7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
We are pleased to announce that Ayed Abu Eqtaish from Defence of Children International (Palestine) will be speaking in Brighton as part of his UK tour.
Also speaking will be Victoria Brittain from the Institute of Race Relations. Victoria is a long-standing campaigner for Palestine in the UK. She has recently returned from a trip to Gaza, and she will be sharing some of her observations with us.
Ayed Abu Eqtaish‘s work focuses on child detention—documentation and both local and international advocacy for cases involving the ill treatment and torture of children. His organisation, Defence of Children International Palestine (DCIP) is committed to securing a just and viable future for Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
For more than twenty years, DCIP have supported and advocated for this child population: investigating and documenting grave human rights violations, and providing legal services to children in urgent need. “We will continue to demand national and international bodies enact stronger measures to safeguard this vulnerable demographic of Palestinian society.”
Victoria Brittain has worked as a journalist in Vietnam, Southern Africa, the Horn of Africa, and Palestine for the Guardian, BBC, ITN and various French publications. In the last dozen years her work has been mainly concerned with Palestine, and with the fallout of the ‘war on terror’ and the impact on civil liberties. She has written a number of books about Southern Africa in the Cold War period, was co-author of Moazzam Begg’s Guantánamo memoir, Enemy Combatant (2006) and of two verbatim plays on Muslim families in Britain who have had members in Guantánamo or in UK prisons. Her most recent book is Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror. She is a trustee of Prisoners of Conscience and of the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn trust.
Free admission (donations welcome)