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Organization: Awal Women Society - Bahrain
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

Yes :

* The Micro-Loan project: The project’s beneficiaries and profits have increased. Loan recipients started to work in projects for export to neighbouring countries.
* The Catering project: Unemployed women were paid to serve traditional Arabian coffee in wedding and funeral receptions. The project first started in the governorate of Muharraq, but now covers the whole country, and even competes with other societies.

Measures of success:  
                             
* Project expansion and wide-scale circulation
* Increase in clients and beneficiaries
* Good reputation and high profits
* Personnel increase

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

Major obstacles encountered :

* Funding for the development of our projects
* Lack of space, especially after the expansions made in our projects  
* We still have two projects ready for execution, but there is not enough funding.

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

Action areas :

* Developmental projects such as the MicroStart project, Catering project and Al-Naqda Embroidery project
* Cultural, social and sports activities
* Kindergarten
* Legal counselling office in cooperation with volunteer lawyers

Most important activitiy :

* Launching the Catering project in 1999

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?


PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?


PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?


Postal address of organization


E-mail address of organization

awalws@batelco.com.bh

Website address of organization


Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Equality of women

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace


Highest priority country of action (or international)

Bahrain

Second priority country of action (or international)

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