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      The Society of St. Yves

Catholic Center for Human Rights 
             Oct - Nov 2017

              Newsletter
Dear Friends,
Welcome to our Bi-monthly Newsletter!

The Society of St. Yves was founded in 1991 and is working under the patronage of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem to help "the poor and the oppressed" according to the social doctrine of the Catholic Church. St. Yves provides gratis legal assistance, counsel and advocacy to all members of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender or religion. Through national and international lobby and advocacy we are able to bring the light of the poor and marginalised to the attention of communities around the world in an effort to bring pressure for change.

Read about the most important updates on St. Yves legal work and its latest advocacy activities, as well as a general update on the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 

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St. Yves Updates
St. Yves Launches its Short Animated Movie “Preserving and Reinstating Residency Status in Jerusalem”
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights, in cooperation with Embrace, launched its short animated movie “Preserving and Reinstating Residency Status in Jerusalem” on Monday, October 23rd 2017, at Yabous Cultural Center in Jerusalem, which aims at raising the awareness of the Palestinians in Jerusalem suffering from the discriminatory Israeli residency policies on how to preserve their residency status and what to do in case of revocation by Israeli authorities. Read more
Consul General of the UK Visits St. Yves

Consul General of the UK, H.E. Philip Hall, visited St. Yves' office in Jerusalem with staff members from the British Consulate General in Jerusalem on Wednesday, November 15th, and met with its administrative team of the organization to learn more about St. Yves, its fields of work, its main legal cases and advocacy strategies in addition to its achievements and the challenges it faces.
Archbishop  Pizzaballa Visits St. Yves
 
Apostolic Administrator of Jerusalem, Archbishop  Most Rev. Pizzaballa  visited St. Yves' offices in Jerusalem and Bethlehem  in order to discuss the organization's mission, structure and strategy on the legal level  and the advocacy level. Adv. Raffoul Rofa, General Director of St. Yves explained how the different departments of the organization work hand in hand aiming at serving the marginalised and the oppressed and achieving St. Yves' mission in the Holy Land.
St. Yves  Reaches 235 Beneficiary Through its Awareness Raising Program in October and November

As part of St. Yves advocacy activities, St. Yves continues holding awareness raising sessions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

10 awareness sessions were held by St. Yves during the month of October and November concentrating on the topics of house demolitions in the west bank, freedom of movement rights, as well as Residency rights in Jerusalem. St. Yves reached areas such as Al Issawiyah, Al thori, the old city of Jerusalem, Beit Hanina, Al Sheik Jarah, Ramallah and Beit Awa.
 
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