The Wi’am Palestinian Conflict Resolution Centre began operation in March of 1995. Their office is in Bethlehem. “Wi’am” in Arabic means “cordial relationships” and developing relationships is the essence of their mission. The Centre helps to resolve disputes within the Palestinian community by implementing the traditional Arab form of mediation, known as Sulha, as well as Western models of conflict resolution within the occupied state of Palestine.Wi´am also has a special focus on women´s role in solving conflicts and their role as actors in the community. In an effort to boost the vast potential of women, Wi’am seeks to continuously develop programs that empower women in their roles of family (community) building, children’s education and leadership.
Wi’am aims to improve the quality of relationships and promote peace and reconciliation in the community.