Kayan Feminist Organization

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Fields of Work

  • Gender Equality
  • Women’s Rights and Minority Rights
  • Defense and Promotion of Human Rights
  • Fighting Sexual- and Gender-Based Violence
  • Enhancing Palestinian Women’s Participation in Politics and Decision-Making Processes
  • Promoting Awareness and Advocacy and Providing Legal and Emotional Support Regarding Personal Status Rights in Israel
  • Promoting Gender-Sensitive Awareness and Advocacy Regarding Land and Housing Rights in Israel

Main Activities

Kayan works towards it vision of a secure and just society free of gender-based discrimination, in which Palestinian women in Israel enjoy full and equitable opportunities for self-actualization and take a leading and active part in society through realizing their individual and collective rights, by:

    • Building and strengthening a Palestinian feminist network at the national and regional levels
    • Supporting grassroots local women’s groups to be leaders in transformative change in their communities
    • Providing tools and networking opportunities to women and youth activists and developing their leadership and community organizing skills
    • Raising awareness through workshops, the media, and social campaigning
    • Engaging youth through in-school workshops, trainings, and activism
    • Providing free legal aid and emotional support to women and girls facing violence and violation of their human and women’s rights, including in the areas of family issues and sexual harassment.
    • Advocating for changes in laws and the courts, especially related to personal status and women’s status in the religious courts.
    • Engaging in international advocacy and elevating grassroots Palestinian women’s voices to the global stage, including through our special consultative status to the UN ECOSOC

Address :

118 Arlozorov Street, Haifa, Israel 33276

Tel : +972-4-866-1890

Email : [email protected]

Website : www.kayanfeminist.org

Contact Person : Rafah Anabtawi, General Director

Member Since : 22 Oct 2021