THE SAWT PROJECT
SAWT (Voice in Arabic) stands for
Supporting Arab Women at the Table.
The SAWT project is funded by the European Union (EU) with
the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) as the lead partner and implemented through a consortium of partners consisting of AUB with a regional scope, the Iraqi Al-Amal Association in Iraq, Together We Build It in Libya, the Culture and Free Thought Association in Palestine, and the Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies in Yemen.
The project aims at:
- Quantitatively and qualitatively increasing women's meaningful inclusion in peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
- Improving women's ability to influence outcomes and establish post-conflict gender-egalitarian frameworks.
Reinforcing UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and widening its reach, SAWT will facilitate the effective participation of emerging MENA women leaders and grassroots activists in political spheres. It will also build their capacity and ensure their voices are heard through national, regional and international platforms for knowledge sharing, evidence-based advocacy and policy- making. Thus, enabling an inclusive women-owned homegrown approach and vision for what a feminist peace looks like.