The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) is an officially registered non-governmental organization based in Beirut, Lebanon. AFE focuses its efforts exclusively on Arab states across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and its vision is to have societies where sexuality, gender and bodily rights are promoted, recognized and respected.
The mission of AFE is to encourage and support sexuality, gender and bodily rights’ movements in the Middle East and North Africa* through capacity building, knowledge production, exchange, and security and emergency response.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre (GSRC) is the product of a joint collaboration of the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) and ABAAD. It aims at aggregating resources from and about the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region on Gender and Sexuality, thus providing valuable research and field resources to academics and activists alike. The activities of the GSRC revolve around its free, public, and easily-accessible web portal, which features an extensive database of resources. GRSC’s mission is to identify the gaps that exist within the current body of research in order to inform and foster the production of new research that respond to these gaps. The aim of the GSRC is to become an information hub that brings together activists and academics, with a firm emphasis on material produced in Arabic.