Democracy and Workers' Rights Center [Association] in Palestine (DWRC)


Country/TerritoryPalestinian Authority
In their own words“A Palestinian social movement capable of influencing policies and achieving change with a democratic trade union movement at its core”



  • DWRC rhetoric includes accusing the “Israeli occupation” of “apartheid” and “collective punishment.”
  • In July 2014, DWRC described “Apartheid Israel” as a place where “a wave of open racism and intolerance has pervaded the society.”


  • In October 2015, at the height of a wave of terror attacks against Israelis, DWRC posted a statement of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) on Facebook and Twitter, calling on Palestinians to boycott Israel as a show of “solidarity” with the “current phase… [of] Palestinian popular resistance” and praising the “increased [] isolation of Israel and [] its regime of settler-colonialism, apartheid and occupation.”
  • During the 2014 Gaza conflict, DWRC posted a call to join BDS campaigns as a way to “stop this madness” committed by the “Israeli occupation army.”
  • In 2010, the Jerusalem Post reported that DWRC participated in a pro-BDS event hosted by the Irish trade-union.
  • In 2008 DWRC was a signatory to a Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) petition against the EU-Israel upgrade and calling for the suspension of the EU Association Agreement.
  • Signatory to the 2005 “Palestinian Civil Society Call for BDS” that calls for an end to Israel’s “occupation and colonization of all Arab lands.”


Member of:

  • The Palestinian Network of NGOs (PNGO)
  • The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net)
  • The Global Network, which is part of Solidar
  • Workers’ Rights Defense, Advocacy and Education Network (formerly International Federation of Workers’ Education Associations in the Arab Countries [IFWEA/AC])

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