Al Mezan Center for Human Rights is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental human rights organization based in the Gaza Strip. Since its establishment in 1999, Al Mezan has been dedicated to protecting and advancing the respect of human rights — especially economic, social and cultural rights — supporting victims of violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, and enhancing democracy, community and citizen participation, and respect for the rule of law in Gaza as part of the occupied Palestinian territory.
The organization’s goals are as follows:
- To promote and protect human rights, with a focus on economic, social and cultural rights, in occupied Palestine, with a focus on the Gaza Strip.
- To work towards the realization of Palestinians’ individual and collective human rights, including the right to self-determination, through the channels of international law.
- To build and enhance the functioning of democracy and citizen participation in occupied Palestine and press towards good governance that respects human rights.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.