The Arab International Women's Forum was founded in London in 2001 by Haifa Al Kaylani to support women's economic empowerment and leadership, and advance youth engagement in the MENA region and globally
From our base in London and from the heart of the MENA Region, AIWF convenes global and emerging leaders from government, public service, business, civil society, academia and media to create an Arab world where women are empowered to make a positive impact as equals and as leaders, in their communities, in grassroots advocacy, in parliament, in the economy, and in societal development overall.
Working closely with our Global Partners, collaboratively with our international institutional partners, and across cultures with our global member base, AIWF facilitates multi-stakeholder dialogue and drives action to help women and young leaders unlock their full potential and exercise their agency in the MENA Region through education, economic empowerment, and leadership development. We work to:
01 Raise awareness and amplify emerging voices
02 Shape an impactful agenda for women and youth
03 Drive collaborative action on development challenges
Four Key Tracks for International Advocacy & Action
AIWF Global Partners
For AIWF, our partnerships are at the heart of the way we work. We are proud to have the continued confidence and support of our Benefactor Partner PepsiCo and our Global Partners Shell, Pfizer and PwC. These long-term partnerships have enabled AIWF to deliver influence and impact throughout the MENA Region for twenty years.
AIWF’s work is overseen by a Board currently consisting of the President, the Chairman of the Board, and Board Members from diverse sectors, each bringing a wealth of expertise to the organisation. Of our current Board, 16 Board Members are female and 3 are male.