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Empowerment belongs to Arab women. Peace belongs to the Arab world.
Our founder HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah, a philanthropist, entrepreneur, author, film producer, and columnist, is committed to philanthropic excellence with respect to her vision of fostering Peace in the Arab world and beyond.
Intisar Foundation has developed and introduced an innovative approach to the field of Peacebuilding that uses drama therapy as a means to enable the psychological recovery and self-empowerment of Arab women traumatised by war and violence.
HH Sheikha Intisar is a firm believer that empowering Arab women has the potential to transform them into the Arab world’s most impactful Peacemakers – a goal that should be pursued in all other regions of the world.
In addition to helping Arab women overcome often impenetrable cultural, social, and language barriers that prevent them from getting psychological care services, Intisar Foundation also points out a growing need for culturally competent, neuroscience-based, and socially impactful psychological support programmes across the Arab world and beyond.
HH Sheikha Intisar insists that her philanthropic capital must be used effectively and for maximum impact in order to bring about systemic sustainable change for Arab women.
We are committed to meticulously documenting and analysing our work in order to ensure that it continues delivering measurable and evidence-based results, and to help offset a lack of research in the field of drama therapy and mental health in the Arab world.
We are also committed to supporting the education of future Arab drama therapists.
All our work is directed towards achieving our One Million Arab Women initiative, a 30-year plan to alleviate psychological trauma in one million Arab women affected by the brutality of war and violence through the use of drama therapy.
It is HH Sheikha Intisar’s hope that the inner Peace ignited in these women shall flow forth to reach and affect all of humanity.
“I felt like something was cleansing me from within, I hurt a lot, I cried a lot, but I also grew a lot with the use of Drama Therapy ”
Manal, One of our One Million Arab Women
“My personality became stronger, more resilient and the world is not always a sad place”
Noura, One of our One Million Arab Women
“I am stronger; I want to do what I love to do. I told my husband about what we do in the sessions without fear. My choices are in my control, no one can block my aspirations”
Farida, One of our One Million Arab Women
“I used to be so angry all of the time when my daughter would ask me for a glass of water I would slap her. After joining the Drama Therapy sessions, I realize she is just thirsty”
Arwa, One of our One Million Arab Women
Tools and techniques of drama therapy
Anxiety and depression rates of women affected by war
UN sustainable development goals achieved
Internal Research & Development