About Us

Established in 1999 by a group of Palestinian youth professionals, the Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA) is a youth-oriented organization that seeks to empower young female and male Palestinians aged 13 to 25 in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza. The issue of youth rights, participation, social entrepreneurship, and inclusion in the decision-making processes at the local and national levels is at the core of PYALARA’s work. We aim to activate and enhance the capacity of young Palestinians especially in peripheral and marginalized areas to serve as agents of social and political change inside their communities and the society at large.

Our Mission

Protect and promote children and young Palestinians’ rights as stipulated in national and international conventions and combat all sorts of ill practices against Palestinian children and youth, including gender inequality, through capacity building, advocacy campaigns, and policy change.

Our Vision

A world of active, engaged young people who are empowered to develop their potential, and know their rights.