An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)




The study was designed to understand the scope, opportunites and challenges of human rights organizations (HROs) from the point of view of managers in the State of Palestine. The study adopted the quantitative method, using a probability sample of 39 managers in the HROs. A social survey, developed by the researchers, was used to collect the data after ensuring its reliability and validity. The data were analyzed with the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and are discussed with descriptive statistics. Against the background of the pervasive attacks by Israel on Palestine, the study revealed that HROs engage in a range of activities to protect and promote socio-economic and political rights. However, the goals of these HROs are challenged by the generally weak culture of human rights in the country, and institutional, legal and political factors.