Dirasat, the Arab Center for Law and Policy is working towards the fulfillment of Substantive Citizenship for the Arab-Palestinian minority in Israel at both the individual and collective levels. Centers such as Dirasat have played, and continue to play, an essential role in the advancement of the disadvantaged and marginalized around the globe. In addition to high quality research, these centers employ a wide array of mechanisms to inform and influence internal and external decision-making processes including the issuing of position papers, holding of study and seminars, lobbying, training, publication and more. Their successes serve as inspiration and guidance for Dirasatís initiatives.
In fact, in 2007 Dirasat conducted a survey of similar minority and civil rights law and policy organizations around the world. The goal of this study was to examine the work of successful, comparable public policy centers around the world (mainly in the US, Europe and South Africa), and to examine the types of goals and strategies for social change adopted by these groups, in order to share them with organizations such as Dirasat to inform our missions and activities. Dirasat plans to publish the resulting paper soon.
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