Al-Tufula - Pedagogical & Multipurpose Women's Center

Al-Tufula - Pedagogical & Multipurpose Women's Center

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. In Israel's current patriarchal society, the role of 'motherhood' is considered to be the most important role for women. This has resulted in exclusion of many other opportunities for women, particularly in their development and participation in roles outside of motherhood. Therefore, it is quintessential for Al-Tufula to concentrate its work on providing women with opportunities to enable them to make choices and to support them in their choices whatever these may be. In addition, Al-Tufula's work includes making social change in order to achieve balanced roles between men and women particularly in parenting as well as encouraging a system of dual support for both men and women. Al-Tufula believes the two areas it concentrates on, early childhood and women, are inter-related. By providing better early childhood care and development, Al-Tufula hopes to foster improved development and education of these children. Al-Tufula expects to see impact at three levels:

  • Immediately improve childhood experiences
  • Alter expectations of the role of women in future society as these children grow into adults
  • Provide current mothers with childhood care, as a means of providing opportunities for women for further development and to function outside of the motherhood role.

 

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Al-Tufula - Pedagogical & Multipurpose Women's Center: Advocacy and Lobbying Initiatives
Seeks to bring Al-Tufulas core mission to the forefront of the government, including different Ministries, municipalities and village counselors, as well as internationally.
Policy and Legislation, Women, local councils and municipalities
Al-Tufula - Pedagogical & Multipurpose Women's Center: Hamsat Wasel Newsletter
Hamsat Wasel which means Whispering Contact, is a professional newsletter that addresses different aspects of early childhood care and development (ECCD). It is the only newsletter in Israel that deals with ECCD in Arabic. This newsletter is publishe ...
Media and Culture, Women, early childhood, empowerment
Al-Tufula - Pedagogical & Multipurpose Women's Center: Images of Boys and Girls
Conducts research on the prevalence of sexism in school books utilized to educate children in Arabic. The research analyzes both text and illustrations and serves to raise the awareness of the books writers and illustrators, as well as the Ministry o ...
Education, Women, early childhood
Al-Tufula - Pedagogical & Multipurpose Women's Center: Manual for Caregivers Working with Children, Ages Birth to Three Years Old
Provides essential information for caregivers working with children from birth to three years old within the Israeli Arab community. The content of the manual is gathered from caregivers themselves, assessing what works in the field and what does not ...
Women, early childhood, job placement and training
Al-Tufula - Pedagogical & Multipurpose Women's Center: Muntada May Ziada Meetings
Monthly meetings held at Al-Tufula that address various feminist issues. The meetings are open to the public and raise the awareness on different women issues and matters. Guest speakers are invited to these meetings to present issues related to the ...
Women, community development, empowerment
Al-Tufula - Pedagogical & Multipurpose Women's Center: Sexuality Education
This project works with community schools on the topic of sexual education in a holistic manner. Training is delivered to school children, teachers and parents and not only provides the biological information on the subject, but also deals with socia ...
Education, Women, empowerment
Al-Tufula - Pedagogical & Multipurpose Women's Center: Women Empowerment in the Unrecognized Villages
Through small groups in different villages, this program works to train and empower Israeli Arab women on topics important to their lives, family and community. Efforts include health, nutrition, and safety guidelines for children, as well as encoura ...
Health, Women, community development, empowerment
Al-Tufula - Pedagogical & Multipurpose Women's Center: Women with Disabilities
Provides support for Israeli Arab women with disabilities. Efforts include empowering disabled women to advocate for their rights; empowering disabled women to change social attitudes in the community to positive ones; developing tools for the women ...
Women, disabilities
Al-Tufula - Pedagogical & Multipurpose Women's Center: Womens Capacities Index
Publication listing the name, professional information and personal achievements of Israeli Arab women and womens organizations in Israel. The index seeks to celebrate these individual or organizational efforts and provide Israeli Arab women visibili ...
Media and Culture, Women, leadership