Shorouq Society

Location

Bethany (AL Aizariya) Southeast of Jerusalem

Staff Size

12

Regular Programming

Shorouq’s programs include School Canteen Daily, Breast Cancer weekly, Green Production three days a week.

The Shorouq Charitable Society for Women is a Palestinian nonprofit organization that is committed to bringing Palestinian women into the public sphere. Open to all Palestinian women regardless of their religious or political beliefs, Shorouq helps women build a better future. It does this through a range of activities designed to: • Improve the status of women and allow them to play an active role in society • Empower women to initiate positive change at home and within the broader Palestinian society • Integrate women into the economy as a way to enhance their status and influence. Specifically, Shorouq seeds and cultivates independent, women-owned micro-and small businesses, located in Al-Azaria, Palestine. The center conducts training courses, mentoring programs and on-the-job instruction for Palestinian women. The center is also a safe place for women to meet and engage in a range of general empowerment and enrichment programs in areas including education, health and culture, among others. Shorouq is actively building partnership with ATS pro Terra Sancta and Mosaic Centre Thanks to the Arab fund for economic and social Development , Welfare Association and Union of the charitable societies in Jerusalem throughout Palestine and abroad, and is also working in conjunction with the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry for women’s affairs in Ramallah (Tawasol Center).

Goals

Shorouq aspires to become a leader in the Palestinian community and nation as a whole in promoting women rights, and empowering Palestinian women socially, economically and politically. Shorouq empowers women, students , and professionals so that they are able to effectively communicate and participate in civil and political society. They train a new generation of young leaders dedicated to advancing women's rights and creating a culture of human rights and democracy in Palestine. They increase women skills and confidence in order to prepare them to become agents of change and active participants in the peace process. Finally, Shorouq assists Palestinian women in asserting their equality ,economic mobility ,social capacities and political power.

Major Accomplishments

IN 2016, Shorouq established a forum for breast Cancer survivors in southeast Jerusalem and makes awareness campaigns for Breast Cancer in Bethany.
Shorouq spread healthy food culture to the local community through working in a school canteen.
Shorouq helps women create organic products like healthy natural soap , essential oil and organic cream .

Theory of Social Change

By encouraging the economic empowerment of women in Palestine ,supporting Palestinian families through information and education , and promoting thedevelopment of women leaders in Palestine, Shorouq hopes to train a new generation of young leaders dedicated to advancing women's rights and creating a culture of human rights and democracy in Palestine. They increase women skills and confidence in order tom prepare them to become agents of change active participant in the peace process
To empower women, students , and professionals so that they are able to effectively communicate and participate in civil and political society.
To train a new generation of young leaders dedicated to advancing women's rights and creating a culture of human rights and democracy in Palestine .
To increase women skills and confidence in order tom prepare them to become agents of change active participant in the peace process
To assist Palestinian women in asserting their equality ,economic mobility ,social capacities and political power.

Ways to Help

Volunteers have helped with Shorouq’s social media campaigns and adapting to the global pandemic, which has devastated the tourism industry.