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The mission of the Foundation is to encourage and support sexual health, sexuality gender and bodily rights movements in the Middle East and North Africa through capacity building, knowledge production, protection and advocacy.


Societies where gender and sexual health and rights, as well as mental and bodily integrity are promoted, recognized and respected.

Our Story

Facts & Figures

About Us

staff members
from 5 different

alumni members
from all our programs
in the MENA region

given per year

Our Values

AFE hold itself, its regional partners and board members to these values

01 Integrity & equality

In line with principles of fairness and social justice.

02 Transparency and accountability

financial and programmatic.

03 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.

04 Freedom and self-determination

to work without political or financial restraint or pressure.​

The story
behind our
new image

We define problems in our society today and fight for the rights and freedom of people that can not do it on their own.

By highlight and put the spotlight on issues that might go unnoticed and unrecognized. We define issues for what they really are.

AFE is an entity of very important minds that work together to draw the line and create a safe society for those in need.

Diacritics / Harakāt

We found a great similarity between what we do and what diacritics do. Their main purpose is a phonetic guide or a phonetic aid, used in texts that demand strict adherence to exact wording.

Harakāt are used in ordinary texts in individual words when an ambiguity of pronunciation cannot easily be resolved from context alone.

Thus creating our visual identity to reflect the importance of talking and resolving community issues.