Al Tariq – The Palestinian Institute for Development and Democracy was established in 2006 by local leaders and prominent members of the Palestinian peace camp. The goal of Al Tariq is to empower and educate Palestinian society to promote development, education and democracy by using non-violent means to resolve the conflict, combat hatred, violence and extremism.
We focus on developing women, nurturing future leaders of a democratic Palestinian state and creating the framework for reconciliation once a political agreement is reached. We do this by developing and administering several development projects in Palestine and partnering with the Parent’s Circle Families Forum, a joint Palestinian-Israeli organization that is works with bereaved families on both sides of the conflict.
Al Tariq in Arabic literally means “the way,” or the path. We believe that today, Palestinians have serious choices to make about which way our future will go. Our goal is to inspire Palestinians to choose paths of non-violence, dialogue and democracy because we believe that these are the best ways to build a socially just society and future Palestinian state.
Al Tariq is a non-governmental organization registered with the Palestinian Authority and funded by contributions from foundations, governments and individuals primarily in Europe and North America.