In order to continue the learning process as well as raise awareness among the general public, FFIPP’s local chapters organise events throughout the year. Check out some of our events below.
Exhibition: LIFE under OCCUPATION
Dates of the exhibition: 27th February until 10th March.
Vernissage: Wednesday, 27th February, 18h30
Location: Café Gavroche, Geneva
The exhibition featured photos and personal testimonials and covered two prominent themes.
1. What does life under occupation look like in Palestine?
2. What does life despite the omnipresent occupation look like?
Ms Rania Madi from BADIL – Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights was our guest speaker for the the exhibition’s opening evening. She provided insight on the complex challenges prevailing in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, especially regarding the refugee question and the realities on the ground that often differ strongly depending on the place.
Furthermore, the opening was accompanied by a musical intermezzo with a performance from Gandhi Saad, a student at the Haut Ecole de Musique de Genève.
Finally, the guests had the opportunity to taste Palestinian food at the buffet provided by Raya from the market at Plainpalais.
Film Screening: The Law In These Parts
Date: 14th March 2018, 6.30 p.m.
Location: Room MS030, Uni Mail, Geneva
We had the pleasure to welcome Professor Sévane Garibian, a renowed law teacher, as a guest speaker at our film screening of The Law in These Parts. The documentary by Ra’an Alexandrowicz discusses the application and evolution of the law regime(s) ruling the Palestinian Occupied Territories through interviews with judges, military commanders and other relevant actors.
The event was organised in collaboration with the student group of Amnesty International UNIGE working on Palestine/Israel.
FFIPP Switzerland organised a roundtable about the role of the international civil society in the conflict. After a brief introduction with a few examples on how international society can have an impact on the conflict – be it positive or negative – we opened the floor to the public in order to engage in an open discussion on how our actions can affect a situation that appears to be so far away sometimes.