The Association of Women Committees for Social Work (AWCSW) is a leading Palestinian women’s association that is known for its wide networks, innovative approaches, and intensive field work. AWCSW has developed a deep insight into the problems facing Palestinian women and established efficient methods to address even sensitive social issues. AWCSW is considered a pioneer for its work, especially in the marginalized communities in Palestine.
The association aims to attain gender-equality in a democratic Palestinian society, by focusing its efforts on promoting the social, educational, economical, and political development of Palestinian women. It also work on raising the legal awareness of women, in order to promote their participation in decision-making processes, to protect their rights and to encourage development.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.