Established in 1998, Sidreh is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to support the Palestinian-Arab woman in the Negev in her pursuit of the full realization of herself and her rights as well as of those of her community. Sidreh envisions a society, in which the Palestinian-Arab woman has full ownership over herself and her decisions, fully enjoys her rights, enjoys safety and stability, feels pride regarding her cultural heritage and realizes her place as an active member in her society.
Siderh sees the empowerment of women as a strategic goal for the sustainable development of local Bedouin communities in the Negev in the short and long term. Its overall goal is to contribute towards the empowerment, realization of the rights, and improvement of the socio-economic status of Palestinian-Arab Bedouin women in the Negev. Specific objectives include:
v Improving educational levels of Bedouin women (access to knowledge)
v Increasing income of Bedouin women (access to resources)
v Improving the social position of Bedouin women (empowerment and participation)
v Promoting sustainable community development (professionalization, institutional strengthening and sustainability)