At Reform We believe

…that everyone has the right to participate effectively
in a pluralistic environment.

About us

At Reform we believe

… that everyone has the right to participate effectively
in a pluralistic environment.

We provide sustainable interventions for

empowering social groups

Welcome at REFORM – The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development.  We are committed to provide sustainable interventions for empowering social groups within the Palestinian Society. We seek to contribute to the formation of a fairer society where women and youth take leading roles in public life and governing bodies.

Initiating Change

REFORM’s Social Transformation program teaches participants and community members to deal with differences. The participants learn to at least see the value of listening to voices that do not necessarily represent their own views. This leads to increased social cohesion and solidarity between the different Palestinian social components.

empowering social groups
symbol for growth

We believe that empowering social groups, especially marginalized groups, towards comprehensive participation in society is a prerequisite to improving the living conditions of Palestinians.

Our Story

We were established by a group of young social and political activists in 2012. We are an independent, secular, non-partisan Palestinian NGO committed to affecting sustainable change through a combination of awareness-raising, capacity building, training and mentoring.

In doing so, the most marginalized women and youth groups are engaged in a long-term process of transformational change.

Through this agency, they are equipped with tools to critically analyze their own attitudes and behaviors and that of their communities.

This allows them to mobilize and influence their wider communities as a network of change agents, from all over of the West Bank and Gaza.

VISION & MISSION

Vision transforms purpose into action! We strive for a society where women & youth take leading roles in public life and everyone has the capacity to participate effectively.

Our Team

We are thinkers & doers, movers & shakers – above all, we provide sustainable interventions for empowering social groups within the Palestinian Society.

theory of change

It is only possible to transform conflict through shifting or transcending culture and structure The objective is finding positive goals that meet all parties’ needs.

What we do

Innovation is not an invention! Our work means to bring new concepts and initiatives together, in the hope of creating a change in behaviour and interactions.

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We can’t decide instead of people nor can we tell them what to decide or how to think. However, we can challenge their minds to help them identify their deepest needs. We believe that the best preparation for the future is doing our best right now. Therefore, we design different dialogue sessions, public debates and awareness-raising activities.

Here’s how you can get involved.

Become a volunteer or member with us. You can achieve change, encourage and motivate others to grow – be the source of inspiration!

News & Stories

Read the latest news from our blog:

“Who’s Behind Me?” Interactive Game

Enhancing the Social and Political Participation of Youth through an Interactive Game Interactive Learning The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development – REFORM implemented an interactive game “Who’s Behind Me?” with the participation of a group...

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Our donors & Partners

At REFORM we are not alone on our journey to empowering women and youth groups across Palestine. We share this privilege with our supportive friends, donors and partners. We cherish your dedication, attention and support, which help us to reach our goals each and every year – building a stronger and more connected community.

GIZ and ZDF Logo
FASPAR Logo
Representative Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
Representative Office of the Republic of Malta
Hebron Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education
NGO Development Center (NDC)
Palestinian Ministry of Culture
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)
Palestinian Ministry of Labour
Norwegian People’s Aid
Quds Open University
The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN)
GIZ and ZDF Logo
FASPAR Logo
Quds Open University
Representative Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
Hebron Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Representative Office of the Republic of Malta
NGO Development Center (NDC)
The Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)
Palestinian Ministry of Culture
Norwegian People’s Aid
Palestinian Ministry of Labour
The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN)
GIZ and ZDF Logo
FASPAR Logo
The Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Quds Open University
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)
Representative Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
Palestinian Ministry of Culture
Hebron Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Norwegian People’s Aid
Representative Office of the Republic of Malta
Palestinian Ministry of Labour
NGO Development Center (NDC)
The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN)