Training represents an essential component to TRC’ work – it is centered on the promotion of human rights in the Palestinian community, aiming to create individuals knowledgeable in the concepts of torture rehabilitation and treatment. TRC will facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience, thus building the capacity of individuals and other relevant organisations. Trainings by TRC can be classified to 4 categories.
Mental Health Training; TRC initiates enhanced trainings that are designed to target mental health professionals. These can be from other institutes and organizations, undergraduate university students, or social workers. These trainings are created not only to raise awareness on mental health issues and human rights, but also on torture and its consequences on the victims and the community in general.
Law Enforcement Training; The training for law enforcement officials is tailored specifically to target all individuals of the police force. TRC believe all members should be equally aware of the need for human rights education regardless of who are most likely to come in contact with the actual detainees. These trainings are designed to highlight human rights issues, rules of good governance, and communication skills. These trainings aim to provide officials with communication and conflict resolution skills in order to reduce the incidents of torture within the PA.
Capacity Building Training; In order to foster a culture of human rights in the Palestinian community, TRC has always been keen to share its experience with other similar institutes and organizations in the Palestinian territory. In this context, TRC provides capacity building trainings for members of a variety of different institutes throughout Palestine including; the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Detainees and ex-detainees, and other Civil Society organizations. These trainings help the participants better understand the psychosocial consequences of human rights abuses. Similarly it enables TRC to create a network of institutions devoted to fighting human rights mal-practice in the long-term.
Online Registration Form; If anyone is interested in attending one of TRC’s training sessions please fill out the attached form, or alternatively please contact our admin staff.
Research is considered as on of the pillars of TRC work or even the starting point of different activities of the centre as a whole.
The need for research studies, scientific researches and documentation is considered an utmost priority and a leading program at the centre. It aims at providing scientific information in the fields of mental and social health and human rights, in addition to monitoring the changes related to the Palestinian society in general, and specifically the beneficiaries of TRC services.
The Research program contributes significantly in adapting the programs and services at the centre in light of the result, and provides recommendations for relevant stakeholders and decision makers in order to overcome the challenges suggest solutions and prepare plans on a scientific basis. Furthermore, the program enables TRC to participate actively in lectures, training courses, local, regional and international conferences through presentations and sessions.
The researches conducted are in three categories:
1. Qualitative and Quantitative general research (large research): the target group of this kind of research is determined based on the recent developments and changes in the Palestinian society. Human Rights issues are a priority through monitoring the progress or deterioration of the human rights status in the Palestinian Territory in order to stimulate the public to work against those violations as well as the international community to pressure the governments to enhance the human rights status.
2. Clinical trial researches: this kind of research is conducted on a sample of TRC clients or a specific target group benefiting from the centre’s services to assess the impact and efficiency of the services provided.
3. Monitoring and assessing the impact of the programs and services provided to the Palestinian society such as the summer camps in order to determine the level of impact and to identify required improvements to meet their needs.