Kayan, a Global Fund grantee, is a Palestinian feminist organization based in Israel. Formed in 1998, Kayan seeks to put gender and feminism on the social agenda of the Palestinian community. The group's major programs revolve around empowerment through education and providing legal advice and assistance.
Kayan provides a 12-week curriculum for women from a variety of religious backgrounds. The program aims to give women a safe space to discuss and critically examine accepted social and cultural norms, build their self-esteem, and support them in their efforts to raise their status. Among its myriad activities, Kayan brings out a dynamic newsletter three times a year. Read their latest newsletter that features updates about their work from May-October 2007.