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The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center (DWRC) is a Palestinian non-governmental, non-profit organization, not affiliated with any political party. DWRC was established in 1993 by a group of trade unionists, lawyers, academics and political figures in Palestinian society to defend workers’ rights and promote social justice. Founders feature Hassan Barghouthi (General Secretary of the International Federation of Workers’ Education Associations in Arab Countries), and Ghassan Khatib (former Planning Minister and longtime journalist).DWRC is centered in Ramallah with a branch office in Gaza City.