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.
Edraak is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform. It is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF). QRF is determined to ensure that the Arab world is at the forefront of educational innovation. As such, QRF has capitalized on regional Arab talent to leverage…
General Federation of Jordanian Women
The General Federation of Jordanian Women (GFJW) seeks to promote the status of Jordanian women and integrate them into the process of comprehensive development and to seek a realistic and acceptable balance in the roles between men and women.
The mission of GFJW is to…
Nahj is a Jordanian non-profit organization established in 2012 dedicated to youth empowerment and the generation of learning about the development process.
Nahj believes in the capacity of young people to be spearhead positive social change in their communities. Thus,…
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, and to act as an incubator for new ideas and initiatives.
With the firm…
SheFighter is the first self-defense studio for women in Jordan and the Middle East, designed to empower women physically, mentally, and emotionally through self-defense training. SheFighter's mission is to train and empower millions of women globally. SheFighter's…
The Jordanian National Commission for Women
The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) was established as a national machinery to promote women’s status in Jordan in accordance with the cabinet’s decision no 21/11/3382 in 1992. JNCW seeks to ensure that Jordan complies with its national, Arab, and international…
World of Letters
The World of Letters (WoL) was founded in 2006 as a social enterprise with the driving force to work towards equity for a just world realized by bridging the education, economic and opportunity divide in
Abolish Article 153
Abolish Article 153 is an organization campaigning to abolish article 153 from Kuwait’s penal code, which effectively gives men regulatory, judicial and executive power over their female kin in blatant disregard of the constitution, international agreements on human and women…
en.v, a division of the El Boutique Creative Group, is an organization dedicated to fostering social development and civic engagement in the Middle East by empowering individuals and organizations. Its programs focus on building capacity and creating strategic networks among…
INJAZ Kuwait is a non-profit organization that was established in 2005 as part of Junior Achievement Worldwide with the aim of empowering young people to own their economic success and be prepared for today's business challenges. With the help of its partners and…