Right to Education Campaign
The right to education is a basic human right and is fundamental to human freedom. The United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that, "Everyone has the right to education" (Article 26, 1948). The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ratified by Israel in 1991, states that, "Education is both a human right in itself and an indispensable means of realizing other human rights."
However, the Israeli military systematically obstructs education in the West Bank and Gaza, which violates the human rights of individuals and also impedes the development of Palestinian society.
The beginning of the second decade of the 21st century has seen an increase in support from international civil society in response to recent atrocities committed by the state of Israel. After some 60 years since the Nakba and more than 40 years since the start of the military occupation of what remained of Palestinian land in 1967, Palestinians now stand at a threshold, possessing the potential to fundamentally alter the dynamics of the current political circumstances they face. The Right to Education Campaign is a pillar in the continued struggle for recognition of basic rights and dignity for Palestinian students and academics.
In a display of support and solidarity to the Palestinians Right to Education; various universities have valid twinning agreements with An-Najah National University.