ACRE ARAB WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
EMPOWERING PALESTINIAN ARAB WOMEN IN ISRAELI SOCIETY TO BETTER SERVE THEIR COMMUNITY.
Project Rozana has partnered with the Acre Arab Women’s Association (AAWA). AAWA’s ‘Hope, Care and Good Deed’ project provides for the needs of Palestinian patients and their caregivers in Israeli hospitals.
Founded in 1976, the Acre Arab Women’s Association (AAWA) is an 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 and developed culturally suitable educational material.
It has also run a women’s club for the elderly and organised a ‘No Interest Loan’ project to economically empower Arab women who live in the Old City of Acre. The Hope, Care and Good Deed program is AAWA’s most recent project.
Through the Project Rozana partnership, AAWA provides psycho-social, cultural-religious support for Arab-speaking families and caregivers while in extended stay at Israeli hospitals. These services and assistance with language make hospital stays easier for patients, caregivers and hospital staff.
Among its goals are…
- Supports Palestinian women in Israel in the transition from a traditional society to a modern one.
- Develops Palestinian women’s leadership skills and help them become independent and confident members of society.
- Promotes the development of early childhood education structures and programs within the Palestinian community.
- Invests in services aimed at improving the living conditions of Acre’s Palestinian community.
- Ensures that the imagery and positive practice of Palestinian Arab culture is transferred to future generations.