Civil Society Organizations
Civil Society Organizations: The Advocates of Reform and Change
This directory of civil society organizations is in recognition of how active civil societies are in the Arab countries. The directory is also a testament to the power these organizations have in influencing individual and community action within their societies.
These organizations can and do initiate change within their societies and their countries especially when they collaborate with other organizations to form powerful coalitions with clear objectives towards clear goals. These organizations also collaborate with national and international partners to achieve the reforms and changes they are aiming at.
Civil society organizations play a crucial role within their countries because they can and do lead grass-roots initiatives and advocate for an agenda that advances the roles of women and men. They can form networks and action groups to promote equality between women and men, girls and boys. They are the voice and the advocates that significantly contribute to changing laws in favor of equality, and support leaders of all sectors who are working to advance equality.
Silatech is an international social development nonprofit, non-government organization that works on connecting youth to jobs and provide resources for them to establish and sustain successful enterprises.
Queen Rania Foundation
From its founding in 2013 by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) has aimed to be the premier resource on educational issues in Jordan and around the Arab world.
Association Femmes Action Développement
The Algerian Women's Association for Development was founded in 1991 and works to improve the situation of women in Algeria and elsewhere. It carries out ambitious and often pioneering projects in a particularly difficult context for members of civil society. Their most…
Bahrain Women Association for Human Development
Bahrain Women Association for Human Development (BWA) was established in 2001 in order to advance human progress. BWA served as the nucleus for several qualitative oriented projects. Programs were created to benefit different sectors of the society. BWA believes that human…
Council of Arab Businesswomen
The Council of Arab Businesswomen is an economic, Arab, non-governmental, and not-for-profit association operating under the auspices of the League of Arab States. They have a membership of associations, companies, and businesswomen in the Arab countries, including specific…
Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Duhok
The Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies (CPCRS) is the home of teaching, research, and practice in peacebuilding at the University of Duhok (UoD). CPCRS is affiliated with UoD’s new undergraduate Department of Peace and Human Rights Studies, which began accepting…
National Institute for Human Rights
The National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) was founded in 2005 by a group of activists interested in establishing the basic principles of human rights, democracy, citizenship and peace building and targeting the most vulnerable of them, especially women and children, over…
Peace and Love Forum for Students and Youth
The Peace and Love Forum for Students and Youth (PLFSY) is an Iraqi peacebuilding organisation with a mission to spread a culture of peace and citizenship, promote different cultures, and build a society free from sectarian and religious conflict. Their work primarily focuses…
TAJDID Iraq Foundation for Economic Development
TAJDID Iraq is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2008. Since its foundation, TAJDID has done its best to provide its services in both the development and humanitarian sectors, and to all Iraqi communities regardless of ethnicities, religions, or sectors.…
The Women Support Center
Since the end of the war in Mosul, the Women Support Center (WSC) has been working to restore psychological and physical stability and provide legal support to the women who were affected by war.
The Center implemented a Cash for Work (C4W) program that provides…
Amman Center for Human Rights Studies
The Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS), in Consultative Status with ECOSOC, is an independent think tank and advocacy center for studies, research, and training on the issues of human rights and democracy. In pursuit of a culture of human rights, their work and…
Arab Women Organization of Jordan
The Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWO) has been working for the recognition of women's rights as human rights since 1970. It has been spending tremendous effort to end discrimination and violence against women in a conservative patriarchal society, whereby the…