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Published: 2016-11-22 11:45
Aswat Nissa

Aswat Nissa
Aswat Nissa is a women’s rights organisation that was founded in 2011 shortly after The Tunisian Revolution, also known as the Jasmine Revolution. Their mission is to fight all forms of gender discrimination, to promote an egalitarian culture and to encourage women’s participation in public and …

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Tunisia

Published: 2016-11-22 11:36
Aswat Nissa

The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation started its cooperation with Tunisian women’s organisations in 2016. The work in Tunisia is coordinated from our regional office in Amman, Jordan.

Kvinna till Kvinna’s ambition is to support the relatively young civil society in Tunisia, and bring together actors …

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Organisations we support

Published: 2013-04-16 18:04

Assocation Najdeh  
Works with women’s rights in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. The organisation has centres in all of the refugee camps in the country and it is also active in the informal settlements (so-called ”gatherings”) of Palestinian refugees. The activists are working with traumatised women …

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Organisations we support

Published: 2013-04-16 17:12

Arab Women Organisation of Jordan, AWO – Amman
Works to strengthen the networking capabilities of women’s organisations. The AWO also monitors the implementation of the UN’s CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) in Jordan, and tries to raise awareness about …

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The women's movement

Published: 2013-04-16 17:09

Recent years have seen the gradual erosion of progress made in perceptions of gender equality across the region. At the same time, human right’s groups are operating in a shrinking space as increasing militarization and a greater focus on national security impose further restrictions on …

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Women's situation

Published: 2013-04-16 17:06

Jordan ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1992 but women’s rights continue to be violated by their families, society and the state.

Factions within the government work to change this, yet national policies have yet to …

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Organisations we support

Published: 2013-04-16 16:55

Achoti – Tel Aviv
Mizrahi Jewish (Jews originating from the Middle East and Northern Africa) grassroots organisation that works with women from different ethnic and social groups that are underrepresented in Israeli society. Achoti wants to lift these marginalised women’s voices, increase their participation in society …

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The women's movement

Published: 2013-04-16 16:52

Israel has a well-established feminist women’s movement. Many organisations work to promote peace, and campaign against the militarisation of Israeli society and the occupation of Palestinian territory.

Women’s organisations also push for women’s rights, for example by working with violence against women. Palestinian women with Israeli …

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Women's situation

Published: 2013-04-16 16:47

Israel’s focus on security threats that means military affairs and security are the nation’s number one priority. Militarisation has contributed to the preservation of a political structure in which women are under-represented.

Men are overrepresented in all bodies that have any decision-making power concerning the conflict …

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Organisations we support

Published: 2013-04-16 16:22

Amez Organisation – Halabja, Iraqi Kurdistan
Works to increase women’s participation in public life, through activities held at the centre for women and girls. For a small fee, Amez provides classes in English, sewing, gymnastics and IT. Halabja is a small village that has been hit …

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