Established on 14 January 2013, the Retaj  Foundation of Palestinian Women is a social and cultural centre in Asira al-Qibliya, a small village near Nablus. A truly grassroots organisation, it strives to provide many activities and platforms for expression within the community for women and children.

These workshops include classes and workshops on women’s rights, healthcare, psychotherapy, music, English lessons and handcrafts The aim is to politically and emotionally empower marginalised members of a rural community which is under daily violent attacks from illegal Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar.

Retaj is a bottom-up social initiative which is countering the problems of life in an under-resourced and under-represented area in the West Bank. Run by female volunteers and disconnected from the streams of revenue of more prestigious ‘aid’ projects, it relies on donations to maintain its vital work in the community.

Please help to maintain and support this project by giving what you can and helping to ensure there is a secure and open forum for women’s empowerment and education in Asira Al-Qibliya.