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.
Al Bawsala observes the work of the legislative and executive public institutions at the central and local levels.
Al Bawsala aims to put the citizen back at the heart of political action by helping citizens to defend their fundamental rights, learn about the activity…
Aswat Nissa ("Women's Voices") is a Tunisian non-governmental feminist organization advocating for gender equality through the integration of the gender approach in public policies. For more than five years Aswat Nissa has been working on improving women’s…
Maghreb Economic Forum
The Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF), is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan think-and-do tank, founded in 2011 on the premise of supporting Maghreb integration and unlocking the potential for economic and social growth in Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia as…
Tunisia Think Tank Foundation International
The Tunisia Think Tank Foundation International (TTT) is a new non-profit specialized in pluri- and interdisciplinary strategic thinking around four focal points: citizenship and civic values; society; territory; and the sustainable development model.
The mission of TTT…
United Arab Emirates
Arab Fashion Council - United Arab Emirates
The Arab Fashion Council is the world biggest non-profit organisation that regulates, coordinates and promotes the development of Fashion industry in the 22 Arab Countries members of the Arab League. It represents the highest cultural values of Arabic fashion and aims to…
Hopscotch's mission is to make the world of work a more accessible and a better place for professional women across the Middle East and Asia.
Founded in 2016 by a mother of two, Helen McGuire, Hopscotch has built a unique and growing talent pool of tens of…
Mompreneurs Middle East
Mompreneurs Worldwide is a community for women and working moms- specifically, moms who are entrepreneurs. Mompreneurs Worldwide believes that empowered mothers raise empowered leaders. They empower women through entrepreneurial education and mompreneurship. Their vision is…
The Pink Caravan's goal is to become a vehicle for change by engaging breast cancer related NGOs to join together and unify the efforts to support patients in the United Arab Emirates.
The Pink Caravan offers breast cancer early detection screening and spreads…