Diploma: International Law and Nonviolent Popular Struggle

Coordination: The Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, NOVACT- International Institute for Nonviolent Action and two leading Public Universities: Al-Quds University and Barcelona University
Duration: Six months (second edition)
Place: Occupied Palestinian Territory

The Executive Advanced Diploma (EAD) on International Law and Nonviolent Popular Struggle is the first executive educational program designed to support young leaders of Palestinian civic associations learn how to organize communities that can mobilize power to make change.

Fulfilling the expectations of full equality and respect, protection and promotion of the Palestinian rights requires the leadership to mobilize an organized citizens that can articulate and assert its common interests. Palestinian leaders are expected to be familiar with the International and Israeli military Law in order to articulate strategies and actions that acknowledge the current legal framework. But not only. Leadership is not a position: it is a practice that should be learned. It is a responsibility to enable others to achieve shared purpose in the face of uncertainty.

During an intensive six months curricula we will study how to improve the impact and effectiveness of our actions going through an advanced, interdisciplinary curricula on leadership, popular struggle, advocacy strategies, women studies and International Law applied to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, taught by leading scholars and practitioners of strategic nonviolent action and authorities of International Law.

Intended learning outcomes:

• Be familiar with International Humanitarian, Criminal and Human Rights Law
• Be able to identify International Legislation that applies in the OPT
• Be familiar with the Law of Israel and the Specific legislation for the OPT
• Be able to improve our skills on negotiation and conflict resolution methodologies
• Be familiar with the dynamics of civil resistance and nonviolent strategies
• Have examined the women status in the OPT
• Be able to identify the interrelation between gender and nonviolent struggle
• Be able to identify different approaches to advocacy and the strategies that underlie them
• Have examined how advocacy can successfully combine lobbying, media and popular struggle
• Be familiar with Strategic Planning & Foresight Methodologies
• Improve their capacities related to Program Design, Development and Implementation
• Have examined Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Risk Assessment & Mitigation Methodologies