The Association of Women Committees for Social Work (AWCSW) is a leading Palestinian women’s association that is known for its wide networks, innovative approaches, and intensive field work. AWCSW has developed a deep insight into the problems facing Palestinian women and established efficient methods to address even sensitive social issues. AWCSW is considered a pioneer for its work, especially in the marginalized communities in Palestine.
Our overall mission is to attain gender-equality in a democratic Palestinian society, to which end we focus our efforts on promoting the social, educational, economical, and political development of Palestinian women. We also spend great effort in raising the legal awareness of women, in order to promote their participation in decision-making processes, to protect their rights and to encourage development.
Our vision is that all Palestinian women are empowered to improve their own development through access to education, and community programs.
Our vision is to become more self-sustaining and remain well recognized in the community, and respected by other agencies, organizations, and individuals. We will seek to provide more support to local women's organizations, through leadership and small grant programs, and through expertise.
c. Core Values
1. All Palestinians have the right to education, health, work, and other opportunities; women and children need our special support to achieve basic rights and improve lives and livelihoods
2. Community involvement and collaboration is key to success
3. True concern for the needs of women and children
4. Our success is based on the success of others; individuals and organizations that are empowered by our work