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.
United Arab Emirates
WOMENA is a platform dedicated to encouraging gender diversity and inclusion in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) entrepreneurship ecosystem. Founded in 2014, WOMENA has spent years building an award-winning Angel Investment group that facilitated over 3 million AED (…
A.M. Qattan Foundation
The A.M. Qattan Foundation (AMQF) is an independent, not-for-profit developmental organization working in the fields of culture and education. AMQF is an independent institution, working in the knowledge and creativity sectors, using an integrative approach and targeting a…
Creativity for Peace
Creativity for Peace trains young Israeli and Palestinian women to partner as leaders by transforming anger and prejudice to mutual respect, facilitating an understanding of the other, and inspiring action to promote equality and peace.
Operating in the USA, Palestine,…
Future Association for Culture and Development
The Future Association for Culture and Development was established in 2005 by a group of young men and women who believe in the role of civil service firms as a source of social development for the neglected groups in Gaza strip generally and Rafah city in particular. The…
General Union of Palestinian Women
The General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) acts as the umbrella of Palestinian women NGOs in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The GUPW is a Palestinian NGO established in 1965 as one of the leading bases of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The GUPW aims…
Jerusalem Center for Women
The Jerusalem Center for Women (JCW) believes that empowering women, and advocating for respect for human rights and democratic principles is crucial to creating a foundation for a just and lasting peace.
JCW strives to train and empower young women activists, students…
MIFTAH was established in Jerusalem in 1998 as an independent Palestinian civil society institution that seeks to promote the principles of democracy and good governance within various components of Palestinian society; it further seeks to engage local and international…
Women in Hebron
Women in Hebron is a Palestinian nonprofit fair trade cooperative under the Idna Cooperative Association for Embroidery and Handicrafts. Idna is a mid-sized Palestinian city of approximately 25,000 people, located to the southwest of Hebron in the West Bank.
Al-Aman Organization for Blind Women Care
Al-Aman Organization for Blind Women Care is a national non-profit organization. It is the first and only organization of its kind in Yemen and was established in 1999. It aims at fulfilling total involvement of blind women in society by providing them with various…
SOUL for Development
SOUL for Development is committed to raising the quality of life of women, children and youth through implementing development projects, doing research, and creating partnerships with stakeholders. SOUL has a deep and broad knowledge of the economic and social context of the…