With this short letter, we at Asala would like to welcome you to our website page. We are proud of our Achievements – its past, present and future. We have over 10 000 beneficiaries, in the several tracks that Asala works on to empower Palestinian women through promoting their successful participation in economic activities.

We work in the field of women’s economic empowerment and assist women entrepreneurs in building the base for a better future by developing their capacities and technical skills to raise the competitiveness of their products, facilitating their access to markets through networking, exhibitions and marketing services, and advocating together with our beneficiaries for a more just and equitable Palestinian society.

In the Gaza Strip, Asala continues to focus primarily on relief work, given the tremendous need for basic necessities and the re-establishment of income-generating projects following the latest war in 2014, from which many Gazans are still suffering to date. With the generous support of our donors and partners, we were able to assist many women in re-establishing their income-generating projects, thereby enabling them to start working once more towards a better life and future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Also for the coming years, Asala has many plans: We want to increase our outreach to the most vulnerable communities in order to enable more women to build their skills and capacities as a prerequisite for them to establish profitable and sustainable income-generating projects. We want to assist them in raising the quality and quantity of their products and promote these both locally and abroad, thereby creating new markets and opportunities for an increasing number of marginalized women entrepreneurs. We are also aiming to scale up our advocacy efforts, building on the successes and lessons learned to date in order to ensure that we as a society continue to advance on our way towards a gender and socially just society.

If you would like to learn more about our programmes and to support our work, please do not hesitate to contact us; T:+00970 2 2413035, or email: pr@asala-pal.org.

Last but not least, we would like to thank our donors and partners, friends, for the indispensable support and trust that they have granted us, believing that Asala can make a real change in the lives of thousands of Palestinian women, a goal which we strive for every single day.

Kind regards,

The Palestinian Businesswomen’s Association – Asala