Launching Constitutional Awareness Campaign Titled: “My Constitution Should Include Me”
On Saturday, 10 October, 2020, the Constitutional Studies Centre (NCSC) at An-Najah National University, in partnership with the Association of Women Media and Development (TAM), and the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) launched a constitutional awareness campaign titled: “My Constitution should include me,”. The campaign aimed to raise awareness on constitutional values and spread constitutional culture among various segments of society especially women and university students in Palestine.
Dr. Sanaa Alsarghali, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law and Director of the Constitutional Studies Centre (NCSC) at the University, referred to the importance of spreading the constitutional culture among people as the constitution belongs to the people, and it is a full reflection of their needs and aspirations. She said:" the constitution is supposed to express the people's viewpoints, maintain their rights, and protect their freedoms."
Dr. Alsarghali added: " the process of drafting a constitution is a long journey that has many arguments and conflicting opinions, and it is thus crucial to get everybody on board and include them in discussions on this process."
" Since women are citizens in their own right and should be treated equally to men in society. It is crucial to ascertain the engagement of women in the constitutional drafting process to ensure gender balance and inclusion." Said Dr. Alsarghali.
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