What we do

Today Al-Hasaniya seeks to improve the overall physical and mental well-being of its women users by tackling the root causes of poverty, disadvantage and inequality experienced by the Arabic-speaking migrant, refugee and asylum-seeker communities.

The centre provides the women with a safe arena in which to develop self-expression and self-empowerment, fostering a mutual support between the women which helps to reduce feelings of isolation. The centre’s work is strongly user-led in its approach to helping the women, building the individual confidence and ability of each woman whilst at the same time strengthening the group dynamic.

Ultimately Al-Hasaniya’s work seeks to encourage and enable the women to integrate and participate fully in their communities outside the centre, with the long term objective of helping to prevent current problems from perpetuating themselves in future generations.

Al-Hasaniya is registered with the United Nations as an NGO. To view our UN record please go to the UN website and search for ‘Al-Hasaniya’ in the search box, top-right of the page where it says ‘Search iCSO Database’.

In July 2017, Al Hasaniya was granted a special consultative status within the UN NGO .

“I am pleased to inform you that the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and management meeting of 25 July 2017 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to your organization, Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Project. On behalf of all staff of the Non-Governmental Organizations Branch/OESC/DESA, please accept our heartfelt congratulations”

Marc-André Dorel Acting Chief, NGO Branch Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations