AlManarah, The Association for the Advancement of Persons with Disabilities in Arab Society, was established in 2005 with the aim of empowering people with disabilities in Arab society. We aim to enable them to exercise their natural, social and legal rights and to help them integrate into society socially and without exclusion, stigma, or prejudice. The association provides both children and adults with legal advice, emotional and social support, and enrichment. We work to realize the rights of these individuals and to reduce exclusion and promote full integration at both local and national levels.
The main problem we hope to address is that the Arab community in Israel has more than 570,000 people with physical, sensory, mental and mental disabilities; these individuals often suffer from alienation from Arab society itself and a lack of resources from the state.
Our mission is to promote and make visible people with disabilities in Arab society, to allow these individuals to exercise their natural, social and legal rights, and to integrate these individuals into society in an equitable way, without social exclusion, stigma or prejudice.
Our vision is that people with disabilities in Arab society will one day be empowered and integrated as equal citizens, contributing to society, in the spirit of excellence, equality and dialogue.
We aim to work with not only people with disabilities in the Arab society, but also the society at large, including school students, students, parents and professionals.
In short, our goals are as follows:
- Increasing social awareness for people with disabilities, and changing the prejudices and stereotypes about them rooted in society.
- Empowering people with disabilities with the intention of developing a personality with a higher image and self-confidence.
- Obtaining equal rights to all citizens of the state.
We are here to promote and empower those left behind.