The Palestinian American Women's Association of Southern California

is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) community-based organization working to educate, support and empower the lives of Arab American women and children.  PAWA focuses on projects that support women as productive members of society by promoting self-care, leadership skills, personal and social growth, and confidence.  PAWA works to educate women and men about women's empowerment, sustainability and emancipation.

PAWA is committed to enhancing the quality of life of our communities. Our activities include educational and cultural programs, scholarships, connecting our community with social services, and establishing bonds with other local community organizations with similar goals and values.

PAWA projects and programs provide support for women and children in Southern California, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and the 1948 Palestinian refugee camps.



The Palestinian American Women's Association was founded in 1984 by a group of professional women in Southern California and has 150 members. PAWA has a passion for community service and working specifically with women and youth.

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