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Our Vision and Mission

Empowering marginalized groups to take leading roles in public life.


At the Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development – REFORM, we contribute to empowering marginalized groups by striving for a society where everyone has the capacity to participate effectively, individual and collective rights are respected, and pluralism is ensured in an independent Palestinian state. Find out more about our Social Transformation program.


We at REFORM, adopt a strategy of sustainably empowering marginalized groups, in particular women and youth from hard-to-reach communities. We achieve this through establishing safe acting platforms and encouraging community-led developmental processes. In this way, a more inclusive governing system is shaped that is responsive to people’s needs. By addressing various social fault-lines and enhancing the individual and collective abilities of women and youth, we seek to contribute to the formation of a fairer society. In this society, women and youth can take leading roles in public life and governing bodies.


”You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be”

– Marianne Williamson

Together at REFORM, we adapt the following principles during the processes of designing and implementing our various interventions:


We believe that promoting comprehensive participation in Palestinian society is a prerequisite to empowering marginalized groups and improving their living conditions. This participation is reflected in our projects.


We hold that access to information is an inviolable right for every Palestinian, supporting transparency and accountability throughout society.


We are committed to ensuring the sustainability of our interventions! Based on the needs of our beneficiaries and building on their skills and talents, we empower REFORM’s participants to continue being active beyond our interventions.


We seek to enhance our human and institutional capacity with the aim of ensuring effectiveness and transparency in everything we do.


We champion a needs-based approach, strengthening local capacities to lead community development.

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