Human rights activist, Steve Hynd, is soon to embark on a speaking tour where he will be talking about his experiences from his time in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Hynd, 26, has just arrived home after spending 5 months in the West Bank. He was serving alongside participants from all around the world as part of a scheme coordinated through the World Council of Churches.
Commenting Hynd said,
“The last five months have been both challenging and inspiring for me. I have witnessed some terrible human rights abuses but I have also seen ordinary people from both sides of the conflict showing incredible resilience”
“I am hoping to be able to tell the stories of the people that I have met to as many back home as possible. If anyone would be interested in having me speak I would urge them to contact me by email on firstname.lastname@example.org”
Contact Steve here – http://stevehynd.com/contact/
Notes to editor:
1) Steve went with The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) which brings internationals to the West Bank to experience life under occupation. Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) provide protective presence to vulnerable communities, monitor and report human rights abuses and support Palestinians and Israelis working together for peace. When they return home, EAs campaign for a just and peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through an end to the occupation, respect for international law and implementation of UN resolutions. For more information please see http://www.eappi.org/index.php?id=4565
2) Steve has been blogging throughout his time in the oPt, all of the articles can be seen here http://stevehynd.com/category/middle-east/
3) Photo shows Steve with three local boys from the village of Jayyus where he was stationed for three months.