In the Middle East the most marginalized segment of society consists of female members, who face many traditional, social and cultural restrictions as well as embedded inequality manifested in the legislative system. Aiming at tackling major issues concerning the neglect and violation of women’s rights, NHASD is dedicated towards implementing projects that have direct impact on improving women’s social and economic conditions as well as empowering them on the political and legal front. Gender quotas are considered and female community leaders are strongly supported through all our projects.
Our overall objective is to empower women on the social, cultural, political and economic level without creating mistrust and dissonance between male and female members in society. Working with both genders, NHASD seeks to encourage women and men to engage in mutual cooperation and partnership towards embarking on joint ventures that will enhance positive developments within their families and communities.
In all our gender focused projects there is a strong rights-based approach to deal with the issues mentioned above.