PROTECTION OF PALESTINIAN WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN LEBANON
A PROJECT IMPLEMENTED BY THE RESOURCE CENTER OF EMPLOYMENT PROMOTION AND SOCIAL PROTECTION (R-CEP) TO EMPOWER PALESTINIAN REFUGEES TO DOCUMENT VIOLATIONS OF PALESTINIAN
The R-CEP project entitled: Protection of Palestinian Workers’ Rights in Lebanon (PPWRL)
falls within the guiding principles of the Center which are the Charter of Human Rights of the UN (art. 23), the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights (art.6), and the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (ICERD) ,to all of which Lebanon adheres.
R-CEP supports Social & Economic Justice which entitles Palestinians in Lebanon to the right to work and social protection.
This project centers around the empowerment of Palestinian youth of both genders in Refugee Camps and Gatherings in Lebanon to document the violations of the right to work of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon thanks to an intensive training program they undergo with the assistance of professional trainers provided by the Lebanese Observatory of Workers’ and Employee Rights (LOWER) implemented by R-CEP, which enables them to prepare workers’ rights violation reports to which Palestinian men and women workers face in the workplace in Lebanon from Lebanese and Palestinian employers.
The Palestinian Youth Project supports R-CEP PPWRL Project.
R-CEP’s project which aims realizing the empowerment process of Palestinian youth, which is guiding principle of the project implemented a selection process to choose 8 candidates from among the initial 80 young post baccalaureate Palestinian men and women who were invited to the introductory workshops. The selection was made according to criteria set by the training professors and a test to which those selected had to pass. Following the selection of the 8 with strict gender balance, they were submitted to months of training in the techniques of field monitoring and report writing of workers’ rights violations. This intensive training was followed by a TOT course to enable those 8 candidates to become trainers with skills to train 10 young Palestinian men and women to become Monitor reporters.
SUPPORT R-CEP IN ITS WORK TO PROMOTE PALESTINIAN REFUGEE EMPLOYEMENT IN LEBANON TO ENABLE PALESTINIANS TO LIVE IN DIGNITY