CADFA works in the UK to promote awareness about the human rights situation in Palestine. Our link began in 2003 when people from the London borough of Camden made links with people in Abu Dis, a town in the Jerusalem suburb. At that time, the Israeli Separation Wall was being built across Abu Dis itself. In 2004 the International Court of Justice found this to be a serious human rights violations and in breach of international humanitarian law.
CADFA was formed to promote human rights and respect for international humanitarian law, and their main method has been to link people in order to build awareness and understanding and encourage people to be active in pursuit of human rights. CADFA itself was formally founded in October 2004, became a charity in 2005 which was registered in January 2006.
CADFA is proud to have participated for years in the European Commission’s European Voluntary Service (EVS), sending groups of volunteers to Abu Dis to contribute to their twinning links. This programme has finished but they still regularly send volunteers.