The Arab Institute for Women

Thematic Areas

Providing Life-Skills Support

Since AiW was established, it has aimed to improve and enhance the lives of women in the Arab region. Over the years and under the leadership of noteworthy activists and life-long supporters of women’s rights, AiW’s portfolio has been developed to include several key achievements, one of which is Qudwa: the Basic Living Skills Program.

Qudwa, “role model” in Arabic, was developed in 1985. It is a non-formal integrated educational kit in Arabic, geared towards illiterate and semi-literate women in the Arab region. It has also expanded its target audience by creating new facilitator’s guides on working with different groups (adolescent girls, men and boys, LGBTQ community, and refugees).

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