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The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development - REFORM

Member since 08.08.2017


- Euro-Mediterranean region

Mission and objectives

Established by a group of young social activists in 2012, REFORM is an independent, secular, non-partisan Palestinian NGO that strives for a society where everyone has the capacity to participate effectively, individual and collective rights are respected, and pluralism is ensured in an independent Palestinian state. REFORM adopts a strategy of sustainably empowering marginalised groups, in particular youth and women from hard-to-reach communities, through establishing safe acting platforms, encouraging community-led development processes and shaping a more inclusive governing system that is responsive to people's needs.

Main activities related to gender equality and women's rights

REFORM employs a holistic method of combining socio-cultural and economic development through grassroots mobilisation, empowerment of women and youth, and encouraging community enterprise. As part of a strategy to affect long-term, sustainable change in the form of greater social cohesion, increased participation of youth and women in public life and a more responsive governing system, REFORM engages participants in a self-reflexive process involving the deep analysis of Palestinian cultural values and the historical development of structure in Palestinian society (informed by popular interpretations of religion, law, gender relations etc).

Geographical sphere of activity


Working themes

Civil and political rights
Economy / Employment
Culture / Sports / Leasure

Target group(s)

Youth (under 25), Women entrepreneurs, Women artisans

Specific years of work experience in gender equality



Address : Tirawi Bldg., 2nd Floor, Al Masyoun, Ramallah, 71917 ,- Euro-Mediterranean region
Telephone : 9722966645
Adress email :
Website :

They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

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