PCAN - the Palestine Community Advocacy Network, is a new national organization in Palestine, founded by committed professionals with more than ten years of experience through ICAN in the field of rights based community practice (RBCP), which has been employed to develop several rights-based community practice centers across Nablus and East Jerusalem. They are working to expand the rights-based model in Palestine, building capacity and resources to create engaged citizens, bringing together academic institutions, professionals, local businesses and regular people to work together for community benefit, rooted in rights.
PCAN Executive Committee:
Executive committee member Dr. Sami Kilani recently published an academic book on the application of the RBCP model in Palestine:
This book has investigated the experience of the An Najah Community Service Center in Nablus, Palestine in adopting and implementing a rights-based approach to community practice. The CSC practices community advocacy in the framework of social work as an emerging profession in an emerging state, and in an environment characterized by political, social and economic instability.