Women's Programs Association

National Network

beirut, cola

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Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

The Women’s Programs Association (WPA) is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO), legally registered with the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities since 2008. However, its history is rooted back in the 1950s when the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in the Near East (UNRWA) established sewing centers to support Palestinian refugee women in the camps in Lebanon.
The Association is a manifestation of UNRWA’s support to the local community that gradually resulted in an independent entity working to promote its governance structures while maintaining its grass-roots approach and identity.

Mission and Objectives

WPA is currently working in eight different camps throughout Lebanon, from the South to the North and Beqaa, and employs a team of professional staff devoted to working in four different programs.
Our Vision: We envision a society where Palestinian refugee women and youth as well as other vulnerable groups live in dignity.
Our Mission: Women’s Programs Association (WPA) is a non-governmental, non-profit, impartial organization established in 2008. We aim to provide support to Palestinian refugee women and youth and other vulnerable groups in Lebanon to develop their capacities, realize their rights, and fulfill their needs. We achieve this through Protection, Education, and Livelihood.
Our Values: At WPA, our work is guided by the values of Transparency, Integrity, Non-Discrimination and Respect for Human Beings.

Main Projects / Activities

In our strategy for 2024-2028, and based on our analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities,
and threats, we plan to pursue four strategic outcomes (SO) linked to three programs as follows:
• Strategic Outcome 1 for the Protection Program: Women, youth, and other vulnerable
community members empowered to protect themselves against the risks of violence, abuse,
and discrimination.
• Strategic Outcome 2 for the Education Program: The literacy level of children and youth
residing in Palestinian refugee camps and surrounding areas enhanced.
• Strategic Outcome 3 for the Livelihood Program: Women and youth empowered, and their
capacity developed for enhanced economic sufficiency and livelihood improvement.
• Strategic Outcome 4 for the Humanitarian Program: The lives of women, youth, and other
vulnerable community members positively influenced, and their resilience enhanced during
times of crisis.
• Strategic Outcome 5 for Institutional Development: WPA strengthened to operate more
efficiently and effectively.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

we can work on the visibility of the network and add organizations from the Palestinian camps.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

we saw a call about Challenging Inequalities Programme and when we applied we knew about the ALF Network, we want to join to increase the organization's network and benefit from the network,

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Tahani Charif
Job Title
Programs Manager
Head of the organisation
Leila Kaissi
Contact (2) Full Name
Haffiza Hawaili
Job Title (2)
Admin & finance manager