Our programs and activities respond to the changing needs of our growing communities.
With more than a decade of work and activism within Palestinian society, Aswat has improved its knowledge and expertise and is better able to assess and answer the growing needs of our dynamic community, promote initiatives by queers and for queers and design programs to advance and maximize LBTQI+ women potential and access by working with local and global strategic partners, reflecting on our own personal and collective experiences, learning from feedback from our focus group evaluations and online forums, and seed change by challenging oppression through intersectional approach and discourse.
Gender and Sexual Diversity Training Program
This program is designed to increase awareness, knowledge and commitment among activists, professionals, service providers and strategic leaders on issues related to gender and sexual diversity (GSD) of LGBTQIA+ people.
Feminist Leadership Program
This program works to build a cadre of feminist community leaders. It operates a feminist hub of young and veteran activists who meet to deepen their understanding of intersectional feminism, focus on community based-projects on progressive theories on gender and sexuality and launch action campaigns on women rights and freedoms with Arab and Palestinian society.
Art and Culture in Social Change Program
This program provides alternative platforms for self-expression and narration and encourages Arab and Palestinian artists and activists to engage in productions reflecting the unique experiences of Palestinian and Arab queers.