about us

The Arab Women’s Association

The Arab Women’s Association is a registered charity organisation, established in July 1982 by a group of Arab women residing in London. The charity’s main aim is to help the needy and under-privileged children in the Middle East.

The AWA sponsorship programme aims to provide needy children with their means of livelihood. The association achieves its aims by working in co-operation with reputable charity organisations in Lebanon and Palestine.

AWA is a UK registered charity, number 292272.

Who we are

Mrs Siham Nuseibeh
Mrs Pauline Khazen
Mrs Khalida Jamil Habbas
Hon Secretary
Ms Fatema Khazaal
Saeda Dalloul, Maha Freij,
Hanan Kamal, Salwa Mayassi,
Wadad Najia, Haya Nasser,
Sylvia Zacharia
Sima Al-Qattan
Maha Shakarchi
Office Manager
Shereen Nannis
Tel: 020 7039 0182
Email: [email protected]


We have to date organised 23 annual fundraising dinners in London hosting guests and speakers such as HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, HRH Princess Dina Abdul Hamid of Jordan, Cherie Booth QC and the late Rt. Hon. Robin Cook MP, amongst others.