A sustainable socio-political order, wherein the intrinsic value of every human being is respected by duty bearers and upheld in policy agendas


ALEF seeks to strengthen the respect and fulfillment of human rights as a cornerstone of social, economic, and political development. By embracing a comprehensive approach to monitor, defend, and educate on human rights, ALEF aims to complement and gear all efforts towards the achievement of an influential human rights constituency, and the realization of a durable peace.

Strategic Goals:

- Act as a proponent of human rights–friendly policies and practices at the national and regional levels.

- Contribute towards an effective accountability framework through continuous monitoring and reporting of rights’ violations and targeted advocacy initiatives.

- Promote human rights values as part of the popular paradigms”, “applicable to situations of everyday life” and as “a basis for a durable peace”.

- Involve, empower, and generate ownership of human rights values among youth, children, and their communities.

Institutional values:

- Independence: ALEF is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan, non-religious, and non-profit organization, which does not support or oppose any government or political regime.

- Respect of Human dignity and value: ALEF commits to the full respect of the dignity and identity of individuals, their culture, faith and values.

- Non – discrimination: ALEF does not discriminate between people based on race, gender, age, religion and nationality or any other difference

- Impartiality: ALEF is committed to defend all victims of Human Rights violations and Human Rights defenders regardless of their political, religious or other affiliations or views.

- Fairness and equity: ALEF commits to exercise and promote fairness and equity in all of its activities.

- Ethical and moral integrity: ALEF commits to act truthfully and practice moral and ethical integrity in all actions of the organization.

- Transparency and accountability in dealing with the governments, communities, beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders, as well as in monitoring and evaluating the relevance, effectiveness and impact of all the activities.

- Partnership: ALEF builds relationships that are based on mutual respect and collaboration as equal partners.

- Equal opportunities and access: ALEF fully adapts equal opportunities in all activities and human resources policies and practices.

- Participatory and right based approaches: ALEF adopts the right based approach in programming; and promotes participatory approaches in decision making and management.

Main Institutional Donors (In alphabetical order)

- Arab Human Rights Fund

- Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

- European Commission

- Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Foundation (EMHRF)

- Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

- German Cooperation - GIZ

- IKV-Pax Christi Netherlands

- Iraq foundation

- Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), US department of State

- Naseej program, Save the Children – US

- Nouveaux droits de l’Homme – International

- Regional Human Right and Peace Building Fund-A CIDA initiative

- Save the Children Sweden

Main Institutional Partners (In alphabetical order)

- Arc en Ciel

- Beirut Arab University

- Foundation for Human and Humanitarian Rights - Lebanon


- Penal Reform International

- Soins Infirmiers Développement Communautaire (SIDC)


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