March 30th Online Event 6:30pm to 7:45pm Caging Childhood (Pacific Time)


Can you imagine a 13 to 17 year old child arrested on the suspicion of throwing a stone? Then detained in an interrogation centre unknown to their family? Interrogated without a parent or lawyer present?  Each year approximately 500-700 Palestinian children, some as young as 12 years old, are detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. The most common charge is stone throwing.


To learn more about the reality on the ground for Palestinian children and their families, please join us for a short film screening - Caging Childhood: Palestinian Children in Israel's Military Detention System). The documentary shares the stories of three Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and their experiences being detained, interrogated, prosecuted, and imprisoned in the Israeli military detention system. Caging Childhood was produced by Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCI:P).


The screening will be followed by a discussion and letter writing event. Shaina Low, the Advocacy Officer from Defense for Children International-Palestine will join us to respond to questions and provide an update.

Wednesday, March 30

6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Pre-registration is required on Eventbrite:  Click HERE


This event is co-hosted by Amnesty International Okanagan and CJPME:Okanagan.