Bisan Center for Research and Development is an active civil society organization, non- governmental and not for profit with democratic and progressive values. Bisan was established in 1989 and registered officially by the Palestinian Ministry of Interior 27/1/2004 under registration number: RA/ 22233/ SS. The organization’s general assembly regularly elects a three years Board of Directors.
In Bisan we continuously seek to enhance Palestinian’s resilience and to contribute in building an effective democratic civil society.
Vision: A developed Palestinian society that has a culture promotes freedom, justice, equality and dignity.
Mission: The center aligns itself with the poor and marginalized in their struggles to achieve their socio-economic rights in the context of national and democratic liberation in Palestine. The center supports this struggle through knowledge production and building partnerships with democratic and popular organizations.
Bisan is a civil society organization, which believes that the reinforcement and preservation of a Palestinian national identity will inevitably enhance Palestinians’ resilience. Bisan has emerged itself, through its projects and research, into culturally oriented programs aiming to preserve Palestinian identity.
Bisan works with youth organizations, feminist institutions, and CBO’s in marginalized and rural areas from all over Palestine to support their struggle in advancing their socio-economic rights, Bisan has been able to foster cultural initiatives and events that stem from Bisan’s belief in supporting the participation of youth and women.
Bisan works with the following groups as rights holders:
Bisan’s Perception of Gender “Contribute in embodying and practicing social roles by men and women to achieve equality and equal socio- economic rights”. Therefore, Bisan’s gender policy focuses on promoting women’s rights especially through the coalition for ending violence against women.
By affecting the legislations, laws, and bylaws to embody gender concept and through creating joint developmental models for men and women – Build the capacity of women CBOs and the organizations that adopt the principle of joint work between men and women. Besides “Enabling Women Economically and Socially through Cooperatives” funded by UNIFEM.