Any observer of the democratic process in general, and those committed to exercising the principles and values of democracy, would notice a big decline in the practice democracy and human rights in the occupied Palestine during the past two decades. It is certain that this decline began in 1991 and at the beginning of the peace process and the Oslo agreement in 1993, and the formation of the Palestinian National Authority in 1994.
PCPD believes that this is one of the most important aspects of its work. This means that the center is committed to and bears a great responsibility not only to stop the declining trend in the democratic process, but also is responsible to achieve its goals, and make noticeable impact in the Palestinian public opinion to commit to the importance of these achievements in this arena. This especially in the acquisition of skills and knowledge by the community based organizations and other target groups to serve as powerful driving mechanisms within their organizations, and to carry out their responsibilities towards promoting the principles and values of democracy at the local level.