In 1994, Hassan Barghouthi founded the Democracy and Workers Rights Center in Ramallah with the intention of creating an organization dedicated to workers’ rights. Fifteen years later, the DWRC remains an innovative leader in labor union reform and education. Mr. Barghouthi’s vision for the DWRC has helped thousands of Palestinian workers over the years by granting them access to free legal consultation, training and awareness seminars and, until recently, an occupational health clinic where workers could be seen by a physician at no charge. The following interview with Mr. Barghouthi provides some insights about the foundation of the DWRC and why it remains such a critical asset to Palestinian workers and the fight to guarantee their rights.
Posted By Rangineh Azimzadeh
Posted Jul 12th, 2009