AFDC seeks to make the concept of citizenship a given in the Arab World, by promoting the vales of human rights and democracy. For this end, the Foundation shall:
- Enable civil society activists in the Arab World to acquire training, advocacy and networking skills to stimulate their work and enhance their competence.
- Provide studies, academic research and databases which would assist Arab civil society organisations to achieve citizenship in an effective manner in Arab societies.
- Execute programs and projects that would contribute to achieve societal peace and facilitate democratization in the Arab World, especially concerning projects on transitional justice.
- Empower women in particular who suffer from marginalization and elimination in Arab society.