NEWSLETTER APRIL/MAY 2018
ACRE ARAB WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1976, the Acre Arab Women’s Association (AAWA) is a not–for–profit NGO whose purpose is to help Arab women improve their status through education and economic independence.
Since its founding, it has established early childhood services and programs throughout Israel, trained early childhood teachers, developed culturally suitable educationalmaterial, run a women’s club for the elderly, organized a ‘No Interest Loan’ project to economically empower Arab women who live in the Old City of Acre and, most recently, launched ‘Hope, Care and Good Deed’ to provide for the needs of Palestinian patients and their companions in Israeli hospitals.
Among its goals is to support Palestinian women in Israel in the transition from a traditional society to a modern one; to develop Palestinian women’s leadership skills and help them become independent and confident members of society; to promote the development of early childhood education structures and programs within the Palestinian community; to invest in services aimed at improving the living conditions of Acre’s Palestinian community; and to ensure that the imagery and positive practice of Palestinian Arab culture is transferred to future generations.