Basement Cultural Foundation is a free platform for art, cultural and social activities. It provides creative spaces inspired by contemporary and creative ideas that help to promote the values of democracy in Yemen. Basement is a non-profit, independent cultural foundation.
We, the members of the Network of Democrats in the Arab World (NDAW), believe that the comprehensive democratization of the Arab world ought to be the region’s principal priority and that the principles of freedom, plurality, equality, the right to dissent, respect for “the other,” peaceful settlement of disputes and good governance are fundamental requisites to economic, social and political development in our region. It aims to strengthen democratic transformation in the Arab World by facilitating member interaction, capacity building, representation and access to information, by creating a unified platform for Arab civil society organizations and democracy activists to present their achievements, projects, and research and provide an accurate assessment of the status, challenges and needs of the democracy movement in the Arab world, by creating solidarity and familiarity across the region between civil society organizations and democracy activists who will stand in mutual support of one another in times of need and exchange expertise and resources to enhance one another’s efforts.
Al-Quds Center for Political Studies is an independent, non-governmental, research organization (think tank). It was established in Amman in 1999 and in Beirut in 2012. AQC works to provide a deeper and more accurate understanding of the challenges facing the process of political reform and democratization in Jordan and the Arab countries.
Egyptian political scientist and human rights defender, currently working as a senior research scholar at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University
Women Journalists Without Chains is a non-governmental organization working on promoting civil rights, particularly freedom of opinion and expression, and democratic rights. We also promote utilizing different media outlets to promote education, culture and comprehensive community development by focusing first on women’s and children’s issues. We also promote principles of good governance and anti corruption.
The Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF) is an independent Think-and-Do Tank founded in 2011 on the premise of supporting economic and social development in the Maghreb region. Our mission is to convene and mobilize diverse actors to catalyze sustainable economic and social development in the Maghreb. MEF believes that an informed, active citizenry is the key to building sustainable economies and inclusive societies.
To achieve democratic transition on social participatory basis.
Affiliated Regional/Thematic Network(s):
Arab Forum For Civil Society.
Our organization aims at enhancing people’s participation in political, economic and social affairs. We believe that the participation of well-organized peoples can make democratic changes and defend their rights and their freedoms. Our organization is a board members of Arab Network for Nongovernmental Development, Arab Network for Democratic Election, European Initiative for Women Rights, and Euro-Med Platform.
Alkhawaja is a Bahraini Woman Human Rights Defender who works as a consultant and trainer on Human Rights. She is a leading voice for human rights and political reform in Bahrain and the Gulf region. Alkhawaja has been influential in shaping official responses to human rights atrocities in Bahrain and the Gulf region by leading campaigns and engaging with prominent policymakers around the world.