Who we are
The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) is an officially registered non-governmental organization based in Beirut, Lebanon.
Where we work
AFE focuses its efforts exclusively on Arab states across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Our vision is to have societies where sexuality, gender and bodily rights are promoted, recognized and respected.
The mission of AFE is to encourage and support sexuality, gender and bodily rights’ movements in the Middle East and North Africa* through capacity building, knowledge production, exchange, and security and emergency response.
AFE hold itself, its regional partners and board members to these values:
• Integrity and equality: in line with principles of fairness and social justice
• Transparency and accountability: financial and programmatic
• Non-discrimination: on the basis of age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, class, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental ability, and spiritual and political views.
• Freedom and self-determination: to work without political or financial restraint or pressure.