Middle Eastern and North African Women's Leadership Organizations

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The Arab Women’s Leadership Institute
AWLI supports the efforts of Arab women to increase their participation in public life and the political process throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. AWLI offers training, networking and mentorship opportunities to advance women in leadership positions.

Contact: PO Box 17785
, Amman, Jordan; awli@iri.org

Association Democratique des Femmes du Maroc
The Democratic Association of Women in Morrocco (ADFM) promotes women’s rights and strategic interests and aims to create a world in which women’s human rights are universally recognized.

Contact: 79 Rue Jaber Bnou Hayane, Résidence Casa Anfa, 5ème étage. Appartement 22-23, Boulevard d’Anfa, Casablanca, Morocco; adfm.ong@gmail.com; (+212)-52220-5152

The Center of Arab Women for Training and Research
CAWTAR provides the Arab region with a center for research and studies related to gender and women’s status, and advocacy for improvement of women’s status. CAWTAR is committed to the empowerment of women based on human rights and gender principles.

Contact: P.O. Box 105., 1003 Cité El Khadra, Tunis, Tunisia; info@cawtar.org; 216-71773-511

Collectif 95 Maghreb Egalite
The Collectif is a network anchored in the women’s movement of the countries of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The founders of this network, coordinators of women’s organizations, intellectuals and researchers, believe that the struggle for equality between women and men is a determining factor in the achievement of full citizenship.

Contact: 2, rue Ibn Moqla, Quartier des Orangers, Rabat, Maroc;cme@acdim.net.ma; 212-208645

Kayan Feminist Organization
Kayan, a feminist organization established by Palestinian-Israeli women, is a capacity-building non-governmental organization devoted to women’s development.

Contact: 118 Arlozorov St., Haifa 33276; 972-4-864-1291; info@kayan.org.il

Mowatinat (Women Knowledge Network)
This Arab language site provides resources on women’s political and public participation in Jordan.

Contact: Wasfi Al Tal Street, Real Estate Development Complex. Building No. 145, 4th Floor, Amman, Jordan; sigi@nets.com.jo; +962-6554-3864

Program on Governance in the Arab Region
POGAR is dedicated to the promotion and development of good governance practices and related reforms in the Arab states in tandem with the Arab Human Development Reports. POGAR was developed at the request of Arab governments, and therefore specifically addresses national needs and concerns.

Contact: info@pogar.org

Sisterhood is Global Institute/Jordan
SIGI/J’s main goals are promoting women’s human rights through education, training women on the computer and the Internet, and combating violence against them.

Contact: SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG, UK; k.price@soas.ac.uk

Voice of Libyan Women
The Voice of Libyan Women is a Libyan women’s advancement and empowerment NGO based in Tripoli, with branch offices in Zawia & Misrata, focusing on the political participation and economic investment of Libyan women, as well as the elimination of all forms of gender based violence.

Contact: media@vlwlibya.org; 218-92-5409539

Women’s Affairs Technical Committee
WATC is a coalition of seven women’s organizations, three women’s center and individual women activists. WATC seeks to eliminate discrimination against women, develop the role of women in society and to empower women to assume decision-making positions.

Contact: P.O. Box 2197, Ramallah, Palestine; watcorg@palnet.com; +972-2-298-7783