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Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The Jerusalem Community Advocacy Network is a Palestinian nonprofit civil society organization operating in East Jerusalem. It provides legal aid to the needy, oppressed and marginalized and tries to raise the awareness of human and civil rights in the society. JCAN believes that every human being has dignity, the right to access their basic human rights and the entitlement to a certain level of life quality.

Vision Statement

JCAN strives for a social order that values the dignity of all people in East Jerusalem. This is to be reached by resisting and combating the wrong impacts of the occupation trough legal actions and to promote justice and fairness for everybody.


Our main value is human dignity as a value in its own right. JCAN provides attentive services to the community - irrespective of religion, race, gender or color. We believe that the uniqueness of every individual cannot be sacrificed. JCAN aims to provide professional, honest, and transparent services. Our goal is to create trust between JCAN and the community by acting as a free legal assistance provider.