Newsletter - Nov 2008

“The Village Decides” is an innovative community-led resource distribution model we piloted in Saffa village. The idea was to empower villagers to decide themselves how to allocate $12,000 in development funds using a transparent, replicable process of community-based resource distribution. In doing so, we aimed to enhance strategic thinking among village residents and help community organizations to be more accountable to their own constituents rather than to “outside” donors.

read more»

 

“Self-determination” is a fundamental principle of international law that enshrines the rights of individuals and peoples to freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development, and the obligation of all States to respect and promote realization of this right in conformity with the provisions of the UN Charter. For the Palestinian people, the lack of statehood, continued military occupation, and dispossession are key obstacles to self-determination. A less obvious obstacle to Palestinian self-determination is the international aid system itself.

read more»

 

Dalia Association is thrilled that U.S. donors can now make tax-deductible contributions to the “Grassroots International Dalia Fund” at Grassroots International, the highly reputable Boston-based social justice funder, as the result of a fiscal sponsorship agreement signed in February, 2008. “This will be another way we can continue to support the rights of Palestinians and the building of a secular, progressive movement in Palestine,” said Nikhil Aziz, executive director of Grassroots International.

read more»

 

“The walls of old Jerusalem were built to withstand siege and clearly presided over war and attack, but at least they have a sense of presence and place that the new ‘security wall’ can never claim. The latter is perhaps the most brutal reminder that working for social justice in Palestine must always take place within the shadow of a horribly abnormal political situation, ” writes Avila Kilmurray, Director of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland when she and her colleagues visited Dalia Association.

read more»

 

  Learn More about DALIA ASSOCIATION

  Subscribe to this newsletter

Dalia Association: PO Box 51822, East Jerusalem, via Israel
Tel: +972-54-654-1665 or +970-59-824-8807, Email: info@dalia.ps