The Najdeh Association is a secular women’s organization established at the beginning of the Lebanese civil war in 1976, and registered as an independent non-governmental organization in 1978. Since its inception, the association has targeted women, especially marginalized women, to defend and empower their rights at the economic, social, cognitive, legal and human rights levels.
This association seeks to:
- Empower women and promote their rights to challenge patriarchal social norms
- Promote human rights values and practices for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
- Contribute to securing comprehensive development support for the most vulnerable and marginal sectors of Palestinian society in Lebanon.
In order to achieve these goals, the Najdeh Association provides direct and indirect services through 29 centers in 9 Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and in 6 other different areas in Lebanon.
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.