Kharas Charitable Society

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LOCATION: Kharas Municipality, Hebron Governorate Located in the mountains outside Hebron, The Kharas Charitable Society has long enjoyed an outstanding reputation distributing food to the poor. The organization used a 2009 Community Leadership Empowerment Program award to open a computer … Continue reading

Al Obayyat Women Society

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LOCATION: Hindaza Village, Bethlehem Governorate The Al Obayyat Women Society works with women in the remote and underserved village of Hindaza southeast of Bethlehem. The organization, which offers training on gender and human rights as well as conflict resolution and … Continue reading

Palestinian Child Home Center

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LOCATION: Al Eizariya Municipality, Jerusalem Governorate The Palestinian Child Home Center formed as a youth club in al Eizariya in 1987. For years, the center held meetings to discuss politics and debate how to compete in local elections, but its … Continue reading

Sebastia Municipality

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LOCATION: Sebastia Municipality, Nablus Governorate Being the first municipality in the northern West Bank to have a woman mayor is but one facet of Sebastia’s rich history. Located in the hills northwest of Nablus, Sebastia boasts archeological ruins dating back … Continue reading

Qalqilya Society for Community Development

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LOCATION: Qalqilya Municipality, Qalqilya Governorate The Qalqilya Society for Development was established in 2009 in response to several urgent problems. A Hamas-led municipal council had left the city and governorate of Qalqilya in crippling debt. Even after the people of … Continue reading

Qarawat Bani Zeid Women Center

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LOCATION: Qarawat Bani Zeid Village, Ramallah Governorate Qarawat Bani Zeid is a remote village in northern Ramallah governorate. Ms. Sahhar Arrar, a teacher and active community member, founded the Qarawat Bani Zeid Women Center to bring together the women of … Continue reading