Al Manarah - Association for Arab Persons with Disabilities

Organization's name: Al Manarah - Association for Arab Persons with Disabilities
Organization's acronym: AlManarah
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: AlManarah Association
77 Haifa Road
Nazareth 16211
Phone: +972 (0)4 601 1574
Fax: +972 (0)4 601 1579
Web site:

Organization type: Disability, Development and Rights Organizations
  • English

Contacts & Participation:

First Name:

Last Name:

Contact Type:

Abbass Abbass Social Development , Quadrennial Report , Head of Organization
Ruwa Warwrar
James Posner


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Disabled Persons
  • Education
  • Women
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Women and poverty

Social Development:
  • Disabled persons
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
Geographic scope: National
Country of activity:
  • Israel
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 2005
Year of registration (YYYY): 2005
Organizational structure: Our mission is to develop knowledge and skills for persons with disabilities, encouraging them to become their own best self advocates. Al-Manarah enhances cooperation between civil society actors advocating equality for persons with disabilities, and provides legal leverage for the enforcement of domestic and international disability rights law. To structure this work we have five main programs. These are:- 1) The Empowerment and Skills Development program works directly with the disabled community, informing them of their rights and entitlements. 2) The Fostering Social Awareness Program, which looks at the wider community and their reactions and responses to Arab persons with disabilities living in Israel. 3) Legal Advocacy – Al-Manarah's legal department works with persons with disabilities who feel their rights have been violated or have failed to be implemented. 4) The Library for Persons with Print Disabilities produces material using the especially adapted studio to make new recordings of Arabic audio books, which are available for the disabled community of Nazareth and the wider community in Israel.
Number and type of members: Al Manarah is not a membership based organisation.
Affiliation with NGO networks: Al Manarah is a member of Masira - The Program for the Advancement of the Status of People with Disabilities in Arab Society in Israel
Funding structure:
  • Fees for education and training services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Foreign and international grants

Additional Information

Social Development

Affiliation with other organizations:
Purpose of the organization:
Activities relevant to the conference of States Parties to the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:
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Main Objective

Special Event / Application for Consultative Status with ECOSOC