Health, Human Rights, Gaza, Palestine Unlocked, Oxford

Saturday 21st May / 2pm – 4pm: Siege and Survival in Gaza: The Impact on Health and Human Rights

Siege and Survival in Gaza: The Impact on Health and Human Rights
2PM – 4PM / EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College, 43 Woodstock Rd OX2 6HG

“The non-lethal effects of the 2009 and 2014 military assaults on the population of the Gaza Strip”
Speaker: Dr Rita Giacaman, Founding Director, Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, Palestine

Rita Giacaman will summarize the main findings from two population surveys conducted in the Gaza Strip a few months after the 2009 and 2014 assaults. She will present data on the effects of the assaults and the siege on health going beyond ‘body counts’ to focus on some of the less tangible consequences on the health of the population of the Gaza Strip.

“Israeli attacks on Human Rights Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working in Israel/Palestine”
Speaker: Miri Weingarten, Physicians for Human Rights–Israel

Miri Weingarten will link the attempts made by Israeli and Palestinian groups to seek accountability for Palestinians in international fora and the punitive responses of the Israeli government and other public attacks.

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