The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies presents
Human Rights and Children's Rights in Palestine:
Legal, Developmental, and Educational Perspectives
Sulieman Mleahat, Education Program Manager, ANERA
Brad Parker, International Advocacy Officer and Staff Attorney, Defence for Children International Palestine
Sulieman Mleahat has been ANERA’s education program manager since 2010. He manages multi-million dollar projects in the West Bank and Gaza to train teachers, renovate preschools, promote community involvement, foster good health practices, and establish national standards for Early Child Development (ECD). Mr. Mleahat holds a bachelor’s degree (Honors) and master’s degree in international development, specializing in ECD and Quality Basic Education. He is an accomplished project and people manager with 20 years experience in the international development sector – 15 of which have been spent in the field of international education.
Brad Parker is international advocacy officer and staff attorney at Defense for Children International Palestine. He leads DCI-Palestine’s legal advocacy efforts on Palestinian children’s rights. Mr. Parker writes and speaks regularly on the situation of Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly issues involving detention, ill-treatment and torture of child detainees within the Israeli military detention system and violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and received his J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law.
Elisabeth Sexton, CCAS Public Affairs Coordinator
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