The Society of Women Graduates

National Network
Palestine
Address

Alnasser Area, Alababidi ST.
Gaza
Palestinian Territories

Telephone
+97282875918
Fax
+97282875918
E-Mail
graduates74@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
souraniwedad@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
hay001.sh@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
+972599730338
Mobile Phone (other)
+972599594143
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1974
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Gender
  4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  5. Youth and education
General Information
The Society of Women Graduates (SWG) is one of the leading non-governmental organizations in the field of women graduates empowerment across the Gaza Strip.  SWG thrives to improve qualities of lives of women graduates who face double marginalization and enable them to actively play a positive role in the development of Palestinian community.    The board of director of SWG consists of 9 elected members all of them women graduates; and it has a high qualified staff with experiences consists of: (4 core staff, 10 employees, 20 Volunteers). SWG often depends on funding projects and also has other sources of funding but these sources are not enough for covering the operating expensive as members fees, hall rent and educational center's revenue. SWG has a wide spread network and partnerships with international donors such: GIZ, UNDP, UNRWA, UNICEF, Qatar Charity, Welfare association, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Euro-med centre, Pal Think and other actors.
Mission and Objectives

Mission
The Society of Women Graduates in the Gaza Strip is a rights-based, independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization that aims to empower women graduates through capacity development, skill rehabilitation, job placement and awareness raising and advocacy by creating local, regional and international partnerships.
SWG does its effort to achieve its objectives which are:
Gathering the educated women power in Gaza Strip.  
Creating job opportunities for the un-employed women graduates.
Encouraging women graduates on thinking and scientific research.
Empowering women graduates in cultural, social, legal and development fields.
Encouraging women graduates to spend their leisure time in constructive Entertainment activities.
Relief the families of needy women graduates.

Main Projects / Activities

In the attached profile you have a wider understanding of SWG main projects/activities.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

SWG can contribute with its knowledge and experiences as it has a general assembly represents the steering body of SWG priorities of interventions, the # of memberships at the general assembly are + 6,000 members all of them women graduates from different ages, most of them between 22-35 years.
The general assembly of the Society of Women Graduates have an effective role in identify concerns, needs and priorities; women graduates are consulted in designing interventions and proposed projects in order to maintain satisfaction of them.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

SWG want to join the ALF Network to learn and exchange knowledge and experiences
Building new partnerships
The opportunity for SWG to be featured within our national search database, so potential partners can find us.
Collaborate with members in the national network to influence change at the national level.

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Wedad Jameel Sourani
Job Title
General Director
Head of the organisation
Lili Zahi Saba
Contact (2) Full Name
Haifaa Marzouq Shuhaibar
Job Title (2)
Programs and Projects Manager