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Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA)

Profile

Country/TerritoryPalestinian Authority
Websitehttp://www.cfta.ps/ar/
Founded1992

Funding

Activities

  • The Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA) states that it was established “out of a growing concern for the children of Palestine,” claiming that “The Israeli occupation had taken its toll on the lives of children.”
  • Regularly place sole blame on Israel for conflicts in Gaza, including referring to the 2014 war as “Israel’s War on Gaza.”
  • Along with other politicized NGOs including Adalah, Palestinian Center for Human Rights, and Al-Haq, signed a “Call to end the isolation of the Gaza Strip.” In the document, the CFTA writes that “The siege of Gaza is a terrible crime. I want to tell the world: don’t say that you didn’t know.”
  • Participates in discriminatory campaigns such as “Love in the Time of Apartheid: The Palestinians Campaign for Repealing Israel’s Racist Law Denying Family Reunification.”
  • As a member of the Palestinian Women Coalition of UNSCR 1325, CFTA called upon the ICC Prosecutor’s Office to Palestine to “take concrete actions towards investigating war crimes committed against Palestinians” and “hold the Israeli perpetrators accountable for their war crimes.”

BDS Activities

Selected Grants to CFTA (amounts listed in USD)

Donor 201320142015
Japan17,000577,834
71,943
13,435
Medical Aid for Palestinians292,030
Christian Aid118,59645,768212,490
42,288
CCFD (France)772,178119,509
Medecins du Monde (France)237,739113,751
Medico International10,961
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation12,266
Oxfam50,81257,972142,697
36,794
IDRF- International Relief and Development Foundation69,152147,709
Switzerland (SDC)572,655274,41256,721
Germany (GIZ)6,03029,64310,907
Mennonite Central Committee26,50013,25026,500
UNFPA3,14318,505
Cordaid (Netherlands)117,44740,804
HEKS12,672
European Union133,208

Partners

Member of the Palestinian Women Coalition of UNSCR 1325, along with groups including the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee, Palestinian Working Women Society for Development, MIFTAH, and the Women’s Affairs Center.

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