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Ali Abu Awwad also founded a national peace movement at the heart of Palestinian civil society: Taghyeer/Change.  

Taghyeer (Change) is a Palestinian organization that leads a National Nonviolence Movement of grassroots communities and emerging leaders practicing nonviolence as a unifying identity for the Palestinian people.

Taghyeer aims to build democratic and independent communities who have the strength to forge together a Palestinian path committed to ending the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

We work towards social and political change by taking responsibility for the self-development of our society. Our Messengers of Change, who are community leaders trained and equipped in nonviolent education,  enable community-led social action, empowering the leadership of women and youth to enhance our society through cooperative action. We come together with other organizations under the principle of a Palestinian Nonviolence Charter, which we embrace as essential to build partnerships and create a new nonviolent environment that allows for social and political change.

Our three primary objectives are:


1. Enhance the Palestinian society in conflict resolution, nonviolent resistance, responsibilities, and social rights to strengthen their sense of citizenhood.

2. Support women and youth to take on a significant role in social, political, economic, environmental development and responsibilities.

3. Promote a peaceful culture that guarantees democracy, equality and freedom for everyone to be able to practice their nonviolence identity through a strong volunteering role.

Credit Photo: @Taghyeer