Organisations / Recommendations

The Canaan Project calls the attention on initiatives and those wonderful, courageous people in Israel and Palestine, who are working together for a world of non-violence, dignity, selfdetermination, freedom, space for empathy. Scroll down, read more, get in touch with NGO´s in Israel & Palestine.

UN Women

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UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
As a global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
Making profits, changing mindsets: Women’s cooperatives bring social change in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Parents Circle

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The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Palestinian Israeli organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict. Joint activities have shown that the reconciliation between individuals and nations is possible and it is this insight that they are trying to pass on to both sides of the conflict. Moreover, the PCFF has concluded that the process of reconciliation between nations is a prerequisite to achieving a sustainable peace. The organization thus utilizes all resources available in education, public meetings and the media, to spread these ideas.   Read more:

Givat Haviva

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Givat Haviva aims to build an inclusive, socially cohesive society in Israel by engaging divided communities in collective action towards the advancement of asustainable, thriving Israeli democracy based on mutual responsibility, civic equality and a shared vision of the future.

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Isha l’Isha

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Isha L’Isha, established in 1983, is the oldest grassroots feminist organization in Israel and one of the leading voices of women’s rights in the country. Isha L’Isha is based in Haifa and works primarily in the northern part ofIsrael. However, many of our projects focus on implementing system-wide solutions to issues pertaining to women’s lives. As a result, Isha L’Isha has a national influence, reaching target audiences throughout the country.

Our mission is to advance the status and rights of women and girls, and to promote peace, security and socio-economic justice from a feminist perspective through: education, research, dissemination of knowledge, advancing legislation, and public events.

Our vision is a society where all women—regardless of religion, ethnicity or cultural background—enjoy equal rights in all fields, including economic, social, and political; a society without gender-based violence; a society in which women’s voices are heard, and in which women have full and equal access to all resources.

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Yala Young Leaders

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YaLa-Young Leaders is an online, Facebook-based movement dedicated to empowering young Middle Easterners to lead their generation to a better future. With 440,000+ members from across the Arab world, Israel, the Mediterranean and the wider international community, YaLa-Young Leaders is the broadest and fastest-growing Middle East peace movement today. The movement focuses on dialogue and engagement as a means to securing a safe, productive, and peaceful region, capitalizing on the catalyzing power of social networks, media and technology. It is a movement led by young adults, for young adults. The YaLa-Young Leaders movement is founded by the Peres Centre for Peace and Yala Palestine.

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Woman Wage Peace

women wage peace logo Women Wage Peace will work to bring about a viable peace agreement. We will place the option of a political resolution at the top of the public agenda, as it is the only outcome that offers life and hope. A new and different reality in the Middle East is feasible, and we must strive for it. We have therefore decided to initiate, mobilize and propose an alternative. The last round of violence has made it clear to all that we must break out of the spiral. Whether Left or Right-wing, religious or secular, Arab or Jewish, we want to live in a society characterized by normality, prosperity and human rights. All of us wish to lead a sane and balanced existence.

The movement will operate to enlarge the peace-seeking public interested in a long-term understanding between Israel, the Palestinians and other states in the region. Simultaneously, we will continuously engage decision makers and demand a change in priorities, giving a negotiated agreement preference over military and security-based approaches. We wish to bring together all the women’s initiatives in order to create as broad a base of influence as possible.

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One Voice


One Voice is an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives toward the two-state solution. The 1967 borders form the basis for the establishment of an independent, viable Palestinian state, with permanent borders and any modifications to be agreed upon by both parties. The Movement recognizes that violence by either side will never be a means to end the conflict.

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Peace Factory


You can become a Peace-Factory Ambassador!
Organize an event, a talk, a conference at your university, your community, your school and join them in working for Peace! If you like to take part in the project, please feel free to contact them anytime, use all the material that they post on the pages or on your website. If you need any help in organizing an event or need more material or have a question – contact them

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Holy Land Trust


Through a commitment to the principles of nonviolence, Holy Land Trust aspires to strengthen and empower the peoples of the Holy Land to engage in spiritual, pragmatic and strategic paths that will end all forms of oppression. We create the space for the healing of the historic wounds in order to transform communities and build a future that makes the Holy Land a global model for understanding, respect, justice, equality and peace. Read more

Seeds of Peace


In the face of some of the world’s most intractable conflicts, Seeds of Peace gives rise to new generations of leaders uniquely inspired and equipped to build lasting peace. – There are now over 5,000 Seeds and Educators from 27 countries who prove that solutions exist, peace is possible, and there is reason to have hope for a better future.  Read more…

Friendship Across Borders

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The mission of Friendship Across Borders is a heartfelt misson for all those, who contribute to the FAB peace process between Palestinians, Jewish Israelis and Germans/Europeans, promoting mutual understanding, trust and reconciliation, across borders, walls and fences. What can I contribute as an individual to halt the spiral of violence? How can I help to create a new spiral of non-violence and compassion for the suffering and fate of people who live in conflict and war? The Middle East conflict directly touches us in Germany, Europe, and the US. We all know how critical and vital it is to have a peaceful solution, a hopeful perspective for the people in this region and for all of us.  Friendship Across Borders provides with its projects of understanding and reconciliation an opportunity, to contribute creating a spiral of empathy, integrity and deep understanding between people and nations, across walls, fences and borders. Read more…

Jerusalem Center for Women


In 1989 prominent female Israeli and Palestinian political figures and activists met in Brussels for a series of meetings to discuss the Israeli occupation of Palestine and its impacts.
Two years later, after a series of meetings, nine Palestinian women took the initiative to found Jerusalem Center for Women, with the aim to work towards the protection of women and human rights. Immediately hundreds of Palestinian women got involved.
JCW envisions women as central in the process of successful nation and state building, and therefore continues to support the empowerment and involvement of women in all aspects of Palestinian civil society and development. JCW also continues to support women’s participation in the peace process and believes women’s ideas for a just peace must be included in final status negotiations.  Read more…

Al-Tufula Center Nazaret


It is the mission of Al-Tufula to further and to encourage the development of a democratic and civil society. At the center, based in Nazareth, Al-Tufula has targeted its work to two major groups it believes are the most important in making social change: children and women. Its aims are two fold: (i) to improve the early childhood care and development and (ii) to support women and to provide them with opportunities to utilize their full capabilities, since to date they lack sufficient opportunities.

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Encompass Trust


Encompass is a small charity, funded largely by private donations. The trust was founded in 2003 and has a tight-knit team of eight staff, with offices in Indonesia, Israel, Pakistan, Palestine and the UK. In ‘Journeys of Understanding’ young people join together and build bonds through challenging outdoor adventure activities, and a complementary programme of professionally-facilitated discussion workshops and skills sessions.Their self-awareness increases, they confront stereotypes, they develop the confidence to interact with those from other backgrounds, and they learn the skills which will enable them to promote intercultural understanding when their journey ends. Read more…



Mahapach-Taghir is a grassroots, feminist, Jewish-Arab organization that works for social change through education and community empowerment. By working in partnership, we aim to achieve equal socio-economic and educational opportunities for all.

At the heart of Mahapach-Taghir is the Learning Community, where academic scholarship students provide children and youth in marginalized neighborhoods with pedagogical and social tutoring, while encouraging the involvement of adult residents, particularly women. Read more…


New Profile     Movement for Demilitarisation of Israeli Society

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“New Profile” is a group of feminist women and men, who are convinced that there is no need to live in a soldiers’ state.

New Profile regards Israel capable of determined peace politics, instead of the militarization of the Israeli society and the endless mobilization of Israeli citicens beginning from an early age onwards. Read more…

Mifgash for Conflict Transformation


MIFGASH is a non-profit organization, whose goal is to contribute to resolving conflicts and to building peace.

It aims at resolving intra-group and inter-group conflicts with the aid of new creative and integrative approaches, by creating tools, providing direct conflict resolution services and mediation, training the grass-roots and the professional levels, training mediators and facilitators and conducting encounters and dialogue groups between conflicting groups.

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FireFly Pictures


Firefly Pictures is a company with a mission to provide high quality media that not only answers to the specific needs of individual projects but to the emerging needs of our society and era. The projects we work on are about raising awareness, encouraging paradigm shifts, transformation and giving voice to minority groups. In so doing celebrating difference, whilst finding our commonalities as human beings.

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Israel Social Tv

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Israel Social TV is an independent media organization (NGO) working to promote social change, human rights, social justice and equality as well as to mobilize its viewers towards activism. Israel Social TV does not accept commercial advertisements or governmental support. We rely on our own self- generating income activities, our viewers and donations. This allows us to maintain our independence.  Read more…

Shorouq Society for Women


Shorouq Society was founded and established in 2002 and is commited to bringing Paletinian women into the public sphere, regardless of their religios and political believes and is dedicated to a vision of peace.

The Shorouq Socety has placed cooperation programs in Palestine as one of their major prorities. Avtivities concern ecenomic development and job creation to reduce unemployment, especially for women – through the establishment of micro-enterprises.  Read more…


Filia die Frauenstiftung

slide_filia The Filia Womensfund supports political interventions that promote structural change for the benefit of women and girls. Women’s organizations from all over the world can apply for an urgent action grant of up to € 5000, provided that they meet certain conditions.

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Ferien vom Krieg


Since 1994  Ferien vom Krieg connects humanitarian aid and  peacepolitical praxis in individual actions. The organisation shows that in crisis zones there are always people who, against all pregugements and hate, are interested to getto know the ‘other’.

About 21,000 children and young people from the war zones of the former Yugoslavia and more than 1,600 young people from Israel and Palestine, including women’s groups, have attended holiday camps and dialogueseminars withthe other‘.

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Lidice House



The Lidice House is a center with qualified educational opportunities for young people and multipliers.

We are working on the development of democracy and participation, girls and boys identity, development processes a requirement-oriented youth work in the problem areas of right-wing extremism and violence, drugs and addiction and lead through intercultural encounters.

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Frauen Netzwerk für Frieden e.V.


The commitment of women for peace obtains through crosslinking an effective thrust. Therefore the Frauennetzwerk für Frieden e.V. was founded in 1996 based on the experience at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing. Its purpose are national and international close cooperations of women and women’s organizations that are interested in peace work or have been working in this field. Strategies and prospects for peace are important to us.

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