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Adva Center

National Network: 
Street: 8 Mikve Yisrael StreetPOB 36529
Tel Aviv 156135
E-Mail (2): 
Mobile Phone: 
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

The Adva Center has 10-12 staff members and a 12-member Board of Directors. It cooperates with other social society organizations on projects on behalf of disadvantaged social groups. Its annual budget is approximately $400,000 and most of its funding comes from foundations. It also received funding from the European Union -- for a gender project, a budget analysis project, and a research/advocacy project. Its action modalities include policy analysis, publication and dissemination of reports and position papers, popular education,and projects for disadvantaged groups. About half of its activities center on women.

Mission and Objectives: 

The Adva Center is an action-oriented policy analysis institute focusing on equality and social justice issues in Israel whose mission is to contribute to a more equitable and socially just society in Israel.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Key projects include the Budget Analysis Program, which analyses the national budget for its social implications in real time, when changes can still be made; the Women's Budget Forum, a coalition of over 30 feminist and human rights groups working together to give women and girls their fair share (that is, in accordance with their needs) of public allocations; the project "Creating a Model for Intervention at the Local Level -- and Intervening!" which gives women the tools they need to become active on the local level; and the Popular Education Program, which organizes lectures, workshops and courses for diverse groups on issues relevant to social justice.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Our vast knowledge and considerable experience in gender and democracy issues and praxis can be put at the disposal of other Network members.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

To find partners for projects in other Mediterranean countries and to become eligible for ALF grant opportunities.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Barbara Swirski
Head of the organisation: 
Barbara Swirski
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Noga Dagan-Buzaglo