Women's rights are often being violated in the Arab region. Discriminatory laws and social practices, based on patriarchal values and cultural religious and traditional norms, normalize rights being violated and are often hindering girls and women from enjoying full citizenship.
ActionAid is empowering women and girls to take action through creative activism, awareness raising and peer to peer learning. Through campaign awareness activities, women and girls are able to inspire other community members to enter into dialogue with public authorities and to challenge those in power.
ActionAid is working with women's rights organizations in Lebanon, Jordan and Morocco; challenging women’s perception in media, ensuring women’s political participation and demanding equal and fair laws on citizenship and gender equality. We are building women’s network’s across the region and proving them support to ensure effective campaigns.