We support local organisations who work for women’s rights in countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Our goal is a future in which women have a seat at the decision-making table. In which girls can grow up in freedom, unthreatened by violence. In which women’s rights are respected, in every area of life.
Our work in MENA is conducted from our offices in Amman, Beirut, Erbil, Jerusalem and Tunis.
In recent years, Iraqi society has become increasingly insecure. Conservatism and discriminatory laws continue to reduce women’s freedom. Our partners tirelessly advocate for women’s rights, with a focus on vulnerable minorities.
In Israel’s militarised society, women struggle to gain political influence, especially over security matters. Amid tensions with Palestine, our partners continue to work for peace and equal rights for women and girls.
The Jordanian women's movement has won important victories, advancing the rights of survivors of abuse and rape. But problems remain, from discriminatory laws and difficulties accessing work to honour killings and violence.
More than one in six people living in Lebanon today are refugees. Our partners support women and girls in refugee camps, combat GBV, campaign for legal change and strengthen women's influence in society.
Palestinian women have suffered greatly from the occupation by Israel. Many have lost their homes, been subjected to military violence or incarcerated. Rising poverty and domestic violence present daily challenges.
After the Arab Spring, a fledgling civil society emerged in Tunisia. Women’s rights organisations have already achieved major successes, but more support is needed to strengthen Tunisian women’s political participation.
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation promotes women’s rights in over 20 conflict-affected countries in the MENA region, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the South Caucasus. We do so by supporting more than 100 local partner organisations across the world.
We regularly publish reports and info material on women’s rights, conflict resolution and peace and security. Each year, we also produce an annual report about the work of our partner organisation and the progress made during the year.