Join with Avaaz to free Ahed Tamimi and Palestinian children wrongly held in military prisons
Soldiers stormed into Basim Tamimi’s house and forcefully took his 16-year-old daughter, Ahed, to military prison, because Basim has dedicated her life to civil resistance and this is their way of punishing heim. The judge refused bail, and now Ahed could spend months or years behind bars before even getting a fair trial. There is no reason for her to be held like this! They took her away for slapping a heavily armed officer after his soldiers shot her little cousin in the face, shattering his skull. But instead of focusing on the shooting of a minor, they are focused on Ahed and are now charging her with 12 crimes.
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How you can help
Over 12,000 Palestinian children have been arrested since 2000 from the occupied West Bank and held in the Israeli military detention system — many of them are as young as 12 years old. In some cases, even 6 and 7 year olds have been detained by the military as well. Apart from the immediate consequences of physical and psychological violence, and the time they lose while being detained, these detentions often have lasting traumatic effects on a minor’s psychological well-being. The international community must put an end to the detention and ill-treatment of children in these prisons. Enough is enough.
The Wishing Well foundation
The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.
The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.
The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.
The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.
Support the Wishing Well
The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW. Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis. The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:
- Funding availability
- The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
- The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
- Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person
The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information: