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.
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.
We believe that empowering social groups, especially marginalized groups, towards comprehensive participation in society is a prerequisite to improving the living conditions of Palestinians.
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 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.
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.
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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.
News & Stories
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REFORM and the MOEHE discuss the regularity of electoral processes. Youth Participation in the Democratic Processes The Palestinian Association for Local Empowerment and Development- REFORM held a meeting in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to discuss...read more
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...read more
REFORM held a training workshop on lobbying and advocacy campaigns at the Innovation Hub. Initiating Change The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development – REFORM concluded a four-day training workshop on designing lobbying and advocacy campaigns....read more
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.