Advocating for Palestinian children in Dublin

Miranda Cleland, advocacy officer at Defense for Children International - Palestine, traveled to Ireland in April 2023 with support from Sadaka - The Ireland Palestine Alliance to meet with members of parliament and Palestinian rights activists regarding Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system.

Miranda met with deputies from Sinn Féin, Labour, Green, and Fine Gael parties, as well as Independent Senator Frances Black, who expressed support for DCIP and solidarity with Palestinian children.

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity campaign in southeastern Ireland hosted Miranda for a screening of OBAIDA and discussion of the treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system.

Alongside former political prisoner Salah Hammouri, Miranda addressed civil society organisations, faith groups, and trade unions at a roundtable co-hosted by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Sadaka at UNITE the Union's office in Dublin.

This advocacy trip was critical in nurturing relationships with Palestinian rights activists, civil society organisations, faith leaders, elected officials, and trade unions across Ireland. 

In September 2021, Sadaka and DCIP partnered to introduce the No Way to Treat a Child campaign in Ireland through the Different Back to School Run campaign, highlighting the violations of Palestinian children's right to education.



Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) is a local, independent Palestinian human rights organization committed to securing a just and viable future for Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.