Partners

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UN Women

UN Women

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels. UN Women works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Established in 2010, UN Women: (1) supports the Commission on the Status of Women, the Economic and Social Council and the United Nations General Assembly in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms; (2) helps Member States implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support; (3) holds the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress; and (4) forges effective partnerships with civil society.

UN Women stands behind women's equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas to unlock rapid transformation: (1) increasing women’s participation and leadership; (2) ending violence against women; (3) engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; (4) enhancing women's economic empowerment; and (4) making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.

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Funded By

European Commission

European Commission

The European Commission is the EU's executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a whole (not the interests of individual countries). The term 'Commission' refers to both the College of Commissioners and to the institution itself.

  The Commission's main roles are to:

  • Propose legislation which is then adopted by the co-legislators, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers
  • Enforce European law (where necessary with the help of the Court of Justice of the EU)
  • Set a objectives and priorities for action, outlined yearly in the Commission Work Programme and work towards delivering them
  • Manage and implement EU policies and the budget
  • Represent the Union outside Europe (negotiating trade agreements between the EU and other countries, for example.).

The European Commission has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and some services also in Luxembourg. The Commission has Representations in all EU Member States and 139 Delegations across the globe.

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Cooperation Partners

Al Mahatta Gallery(AMG)

Al Mahatta Gallery(AMG)

‘We strive to integrate art into the lives of people’

The Al Mahatta Gallery for Contemporary Visual Art, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 2008 by a group of young artists and art supporters as an independent voluntary youth initiative..

The word Al-Mahatta means ‘the station’ in Arabic. The Gallery aspires to provide an international platform for Palestinian art and to enrich the art movement in Palestine.

Our vision is to strive to integrate art into the lives of people, through a range of activities, exhibitions, workshops and community art program. The mission of Al-Mahattah Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art.

Aiming to positively contribute to the Palestinian art scene, Al Mahatta offers opportunities for both local and international artists to develop their skills and exchange experiences with each other through organizing international art residencies and art workshops. 

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ASWAT-NISSA

ASWAT-NISSA

Aswat Nissa – Voices of Women - is an NGO that was created in 2011 and based in Tunis. Having adopted an inclusive and non-partisan approach, it was born from the desire of a group of men and women with the objective of enabling Tunisian women to voice their opinions and take their rightful place in the society.

Our Mission :

  •  Fight against all forms of gender-based discrimination. Work to promote a culture of equality.
  •  Encourage the participation of women in public life through capacity building and support for their leadership.
  •  Advocate for the integration of a gender perspective in public policies. 
Our Vision :
  •  A society adhering to the ideals of social justice and respectful of human dignity, in accordance with the universal values of human rights.
  •  A society where individuals are responsible and equal in rights and have equal opportunities and effective citizenship.
Our values :
  • Equality, transparency, sharing, independence, tolerance

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Association Tunisienne des Femmes démocrates

Association Tunisienne des Femmes démocrates

The Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD) was founded by the autonomous women's movement, which since the 1970s has developed a feminist thought, took many forms and created various dynamics.

We strive for: the elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against women, defense of acquired rights and the evolution of Tunisian legislation for effective gender equality, solidary support to women to conquer their autonomy, rights and citizenship and transformation of patriarchal attitudes by spreading a feminist and egalitarian culture.

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General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW)

General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW)

A Palestinian NGO established in 1965 as one of the leading bases of Palestinian Liberation Organization, it acts as the umbrella of Palestinian women NGOs in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The GUPW aims at organizing and reinforcing the participation of Palestinian women at the political, social and economic levels, and enhances women empowerment and development to enable them participate effectively at all levels. This is done through working with the different political parties in the oPt.


  • Raising political awareness of women, and enhancing participation in decision making at the levels of political parties, unions and grassroots.
  • Revising policies, legislations and laws to ensure non-discrimination against women and insuring gender equality and equal opportunities among women and men.
  • Engaging women in working effectively within the PLO.
  • Engaging women in the labour market and all other economic activities.
  • Insure better cultural and health conditions of Palestinian women through organizing the basic education programs and fighting literacy.

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JRF

JRF

The Jordan River Foundation (JRF) is a Jordanian non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 1995 and Chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.

Our Vision:
A Jordan where solutions are homegrown, where the opportunity to prosper is for all, and where the well-being of our children shapes our future.

Our Mission:
To engage Jordanians to realize their full economic potential and overcome social challenges especially child abuse.

Our Value:

  • Social Justice
  • Participation
  • Responsibility
  • Sustainability

Our Main Programs:

  • The Jordan River Child Safety Program
  • The Jordan River Community Empowerment Program

JRF at a Glance:
In its early years, the Jordan River Foundation initiated socio-economic projects for women; it strove to provide employment opportunities that enhanced their livelihood, while developing their knowledge and skills in handicrafts production and entrepreneurship. These projects benefited thousands of individuals, directly and indirectly, and continue to generate income for vulnerable communities and families.
As JRF matured, and the context of development evolved in Jordan, it expanded its approach to one of sustainable community investments, integrating and serving community development needs as well as promoting an engaged civil society contributing to their community development. The Foundation dedicates its resources to awareness, education and capacity building, through its Jordan River Community Empowerment Program and Jordan River Child Safety Program, and focuses on the inclusion of all sectors of society, specifically women and youth, in its interventions to cultivate a thriving and participatory civil society.
The Jordan River Foundation has been partnering with local government agencies, the private sector, local and international organizations in implementing social and economic development initiatives. Such partnerships have proven to be successful in the exchange of experiences and funding acquisition, and JRF will continue to cultivate such partnerships for the effective and comprehensive provision of its initiatives.
Although it has achieved much over the past 19 years, the road ahead is a vast arena of potential opportunities for JRF to continue its interventions, working hand-in-hand with the government in facilitating the implementation of its national initiatives, and all other stakeholders that contribute to sustainable development initiatives in Jordan.
Today, the Foundation is recognized nationally, regionally and internationally as an agent for positive change and as a leading Jordanian organization contributing to the social and economic well-being of citizens. Our activities have become models for emulation receiving accolades by our beneficiaries who are often organized as success stories.

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The League of Arab States

The League of Arab States

The League of Arab States is an intergovernmental regional organization that aims to consolidate the relationships between Member States and coordinate between their political, economic, security, social and cultural plans. The League of Arab States is highly committed to women’s issues and is taking all measures in order to promote women and girls status in the Arab region.

 In September 1971, the Arab League Council of Foreign Ministers has adopted the resolution 2828, to establish the Arab Women Commission as a competent technical commission that brings together members states from all the Arab Countries. In 1984, the establishment of the Women and Family Department at the League of Arab States has highly impacted the coordination efforts of the national machineries on advancing the Arab collaboration on promoting women status in the region.

Serving as the technical body to the Arab Women Commission, The Women, Family and Childhood Department at the League of Arab States is instrumental in promoting women status in the Arab Region, enhancing their rights and advancing gender equality through programmes and strategies to ensure women political and economic empowerment, their protection from gender based violence and in conflict, post conflict situations. The Women, Family and Childhood Department has a leading role on monitoring the progress and the implementation of international instruments and standards on women's human rights and gender equality in the Arab Region.

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National Council for Women

National Council for Women

The National Council for Women was established by a Presidential Decree No. 90 of the year 2000, as an independent institution that reports directly to the president. The Council aims at the advancement of the Egyptian women and achieves their effective participation in their country’s development process through the proposition of plans and policies that are designed to be integrated in the state’s plan for social and economic development and follow-up their implementation and evaluation. The Council shall also review various legislations and propose amendments where any trace or hint of discrimination against women is to be found. Furthermore, the council officially represents Egyptian women in all international forums.

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Social Fund for Development

Social Fund for Development

The SFD was established by Presidential Decree 40/1991 as a socio-economic safety net to combat unemployment, alleviate poverty, improve living conditions and help attain comprehensive socio-economic development. To this end, the SFD is entrusted with supporting MSEs, providing an integrated package of financial and non-financial services for start-ups and coordinating efforts with all MSEs development institutions and stakeholders in view of adopting policies and legislation required for their promotion pursuant to Law 141/2004.
SFD operates through a network of 31 regional offices covering all the governorates of Egypt with one-stop-shop (OSS) service complexes annexed to each to guarantee an efficient lending process and streamlined administrative procedures (licensing, commercial registry, tax cards…).

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Tunisian Association for Management and Social Stability

Tunisian Association for Management and Social Stability


TAMSS (Tunisian Association for Management and Social Stability) is a Non-Governmental Organisation. It installed its headquarters since 1986 in a popular area of the governorate of Ariana but is currently working in 13 governorates of Tunisia. It has 20 permanent staff.

Its main mission is to contribute to the social and economic integration of people living in poor and disadvantaged communities by strengthening their intellectual, managerial, financial and active participation as citizens.It targets primarily women of all backgrounds and from all sides.

 Its activities evolve around four major themes:

  • Institutional capacity building of NGOs with feminine vocation.
  • Women Entrepreneurs.
  • Citizenship and Political Participation.
  • Direct services for the benefit of community members.

To fund its activities, TAMSS receives the support of various donors: Embassies located in Tunisia, Foundations and International Organisations.

 TAMSS is also a partner and member of various public institutions and community networks in in Tunisia and abroad.


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United Nations Support Mission in Libya

United Nations Support Mission in Libya

In its Resolution 2144 (14 March 2014), article 6, the Security Council tasked the Mission, in full accordance with the principles of national ownership, to support Libyan government efforts to:

(a) As an immediate priority, ensure the transition to democracy, including through promoting, facilitating and providing technical advice and assistance to a single, inclusive and transparent national dialogue, to Libyan electoral processes and to the process of preparing, drafting and adopting a new Libyan constitution, promoting the empowerment and political participation of all parts of Libyan society, in particular women, youth and minorities, and through the provision of good offices to support an inclusive Libyan political settlement and to promote a political environment for the integration of ex-combatants into Libyan national security forces or their demobilization and reintegration into civilian life;

(b) Promote the rule of law and monitor and protect human rights, in accordance with Libya’s international legal obligations, particularly those of women, children and people belonging to vulnerable groups, such as minorities and migrants, including through assisting the Libyan government to ensure the humane treatment of and due process for detainees, including children, and to implement fully its transitional justice law, and reform and build an independent judiciary and transparent and accountable law enforcement and correctional systems;

(c) Control unsecured arms and related materiel in Libya and counter their proliferation, by working to arrange access, ensure proper management, safe storage and, where appropriate, effective disposal of arms and related materiel, to support coherent partner efforts in this regard, including the coordination and facilitation of international assistance, and to strengthen border security, the development of capable Libyan institutions and effective national security coordination;

 

(d) Build governance capacity, as part of a coordinated international effort and drawing on the comparative advantage of the United Nations country team, by providing support to ministries, the national legislature and local government, with the aim of improving service delivery, transparency and coordination across government.

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Women Affairs Technical Committee (WATC)

Women Affairs Technical Committee (WATC)

A Palestinian NGO established in 1992 as a coalition of women’s grassroots committees, striving to contribute in the building of a future Palestinian State based on the respect and protection of women’s rights.  WATC is composed of eight women’s grassroots committees, women’s, and committed individuals, who work to eliminate discrimination against women and to empower women to assume decision-making positions at all levels of society with a focus on marginalized, rural-dwelling, and refugee women. Over the years, the nature of WATC’s work has shifted and the relationships among the Committee members have matured, resulting in a full partnership that embraces the complete agenda of the Palestinian women's movement. WATC's current strategic objectives include removing barriers to leadership positions and reducing gender-based discrimination in legislation and social practices.

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YOUTH FOR YOUTH ASSOCIATION

YOUTH FOR YOUTH ASSOCIATION


Who we are :
Youth for youth it is an non-profit youth foundation began with ideas for youth-loving development in all areas where youth adopt voluntary work in their programs have been developed vision of the future, and is now coordinating with public and private bodies in order to activate and support officially, morally and financially as much as possible to them.

Mission:
We believe in the values of civil society , equality, justice and liberty so we aim to establish and organize sustainable projects to meet the challenges of present and future and that is to be achieved through the empowerment of the Jordanian and Arab youth to give them the opportunity to create positive changes, and to promote the real image of Jordan and the Jordanians themselves as a forgiving open minded people through all the countries in the world

Vision:
The Foundation aims to achieve sustainable development in Jordan, and create a network of active young people to help them achieve their goals and become productive members of their communities, and the establishment of an international network of youth and interested organizations, which aims to exchange ideas, develop youth initiatives, and promote the values of equality, fairness, justice and dialogue between religions, and community service.

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