Arab Network Visions
The Arab Feminist Network is an Arab feminist network independent of all forms of domination, bearing an Arab feminist vision stemming from the needs of Arab women, based on the fact that women’s rights are an integral part of human rights without separating women’s issues from the political, economic and social conditions in the Arab world, taking into account Respecting the forms of intellectual, political and social pluralism for all women in the Arab world, as the Network believes that the liberation of women and the liberation of homelands are inseparable and do not take precedence over the other, the Network coordinates among themselves in order to advance the conditions of women in various countries
It also seeks to coordinate with all Arab and international networks that converge with them in the vision. The network includes in its membership the independent Arab popular democratic women's organizations committed to the vision of the Arab network. The network has a charter that governs the relationship between its members, defines its structure and outlines its mission and strategic and temporary tasks.
The Arab Network seeks to build a democratic Arab feminist discourse based on the needs of Arab women within the framework of an Arab civilized project.
The network also seeks serious and vital coordination with all international organizations, especially third world organizations aimed at unifying popular efforts to combat the negative effects of globalization on women and societies in the third world.
The network also seeks to coordinate and dialogue with international organizations around the world in order to spread our issues and concerns and clarify our vision and identity that are subject to distortion, and the network rejects all forms of normalization with the Zionist enemy.
The network rejects all forms of hegemony over our countries, especially the American occupation of Iraq and settlement in Palestine, and it seeks to support Palestinian women inside Palestine and in various diaspora countries. The network also supports the struggle of Iraqi women against the occupation.
The network seeks to integrate gender into the overall development process.
It rejects the racist web that threatens world peace and security, and the sectarianism that fragments societies.
Achieving full equality for women as citizens, and addressing all forms of violence and discrimination against them.
Addressing all forms of economic domination imposed on our societies, including structural adjustment policies, which further marginalize the role of women in economic life.
Coordinating Arab feminist work within a framework of critical interaction with feminist and democratic concepts imposed by the different forms of globalization.
Building an Arab democratic feminist discourse based on the needs and requirements of Arab women.
Confronting poverty, ignorance and all forms of oppression that women are subjected to as citizens sometimes and as women at other times, taking into account the interests of women in the poorer classes of women.
Solidarity with the struggles of women in the Arab world and third world countries to achieve their just causes.
Amending and repealing laws that restrict the freedoms of citizens and social work, as well as laws that discriminate against women.
Building a base of Arab NGOs to work with international social movements that oppose the negative effects of economic and cultural globalization.
Working to push Arab governments to ratify the international conventions/optional protocols they sign, to abolish reservations that perpetuate discrimination against women, and to revise local laws in line with them.
Working with civil society organizations around the world to develop and reform the United Nations system to achieve the principles of justice and equality.
Activating the participation of Arab women in decision-making.
To be an independent Arab women's non-governmental organization or association.
To have an audited annual budget and an administrative report approved by the organization’s general assembly.
To agree to the objectives of the network and its articles of association and to adopt its discourse.
To be a democratic organization in which power is transferred.
To be committed to paying the contributions due from it, which are determined by the General Assembly.
The association submits an application for membership to the coordinating body and, in turn, discusses it in its first meeting, and then submits it to the general assembly.
To submit a written request signed by the supervising body of the organization, in which a representative of the organization and a representative are named.
To remain an observer member for at least one year.
The organization loses its membership in any of the following cases:
If you lose any of the aforementioned membership conditions.
If the network’s general assembly decides to drop its membership with two-thirds of the votes for the network’s components.
If the annual subscriptions have not been paid for three consecutive years despite a written request.
Network Financial Revenue:
Subscriptions of member organizations in the network, which amount to fifty dollars annually.
Any local (Arab) donations approved by the Coordination Committee.
Any external donations approved by the coordinating body of the network by an absolute majority.
Revenues of projects, programs and activities implemented by the network at the Arab level.
The headquarters of the network shall be at the headquarters of the organization that is elected to head the coordination body within the network, and thus the presidency shall move to the entity that heads the network. If any of the network's member organizations manages to register it in any Arab capital, the headquarters will be permanent in this country, and this does not cancel the change of the general coordinator if necessary.
Network Structure: Network General Authority:
It is the sum of the member organizations of the network. It meets every two years, a regular meeting, and discusses the following matters:
The administrative and financial report of the network.
Acceptance of new membership.
loss of membership.
Network general policies.
Election of the coordinating body.
Approval of the network's committees and plans for the next session.
Election of the general coordinator.
Adoption and amendment of the articles of association of the network.
It consists of a representative from each Arab country who is elected from all the organizations participating in the general assembly meeting.
Tasks of the Coordination Body:
Implementation of the plans approved by the General Authority of the Network.
Searching and approving the monitored membership within the network.
Assist the General Coordinator in seeking network funding.
Network local coordination.
Preparation for the general assembly meeting.
She is elected by the general body, provided that she is the chairperson of the coordinating body. It is stipulated that the coordinating body approves the name of the general coordinator, and her organization has no role only in naming her
General Coordinator Duties:
Preparing for meetings of the coordinating body.
Implementation of the decisions and plans of the coordination body.
Find network financing.
Submit periodic reports to the Coordination Body on the network's work.
Invite the specialized committees to meet.
Linking information between network members.
Issuing statements on public events on its own initiative or at the request of the coordinating body, after consulting with the coordinating body.
The coordinator follows and is based in the organization that manages the coordination, and works under the management of the general coordinator / and implements the directions and decisions of the coordinator.
Maintain network files.
Transfer of correspondence between network members.
Preparing for meetings, following the instructions of the coordination body in bringing offers, and preparing everything necessary for the meeting of the general body in coordination with the general coordinator.
Maintaining the financial records of the network, and auditing them in accordance with the financial principles in force in the law of the country in which the General Coordinator is located.
This bylaw is amended at the general assembly meeting.
Amendments to the articles of association are approved by an absolute majority.
The coordinating body is elected from the general body and one organization is taken from each country which gets the most votes.
The General Assembly meets with a quorum (half +1).
The same organization may not hold the position of coordinating body or general coordinator for more than one session.