Consultative conference at BZU on impact of political detention on families

19 November, 2012, representatives ofnbsp;more than a dozen local and
international NGOs that work with Palestinian detainees and their families, in
addition to the Ministry of Detainee and Ex-detainee Affairs, attended a
consultative conference at Birzeit Universityrsquo;s Institute of Community and
Public Health (ICPH).

conference was part of a research project on the impacts of Palestinian political
detention by the Israeli military on the wives and children of detainees. The
research team presented their main findings, including the results of an
institutional survey with the participating organizations, and facilitated a
constructive discussion with attendees.

input generated from this consultative conference will serve as a starting
point for further cooperation between the Ministry of Detainee and Ex-detainee
Affairs, the NGO's providing services to prisoners and their families, and ICPH.