Resolution of the Minister of Civil Service Affairs and Housing No. 5 of 2003 Approving the Establishment, Registration and Proclamation of Qatar Foundation for Child and Women Protection

Articles of Association of Qatar Foundation for Child and Women Protection

Article 1

A private foundation called the “Qatar Foundation for Child and Women Protection” (hereinafter “the Foundation”) shall be established with an independent legal personality and full legal capacity, and its headquarters shall be in the city of Doha.

Article 2

The Foundation’s objectives shall be the following:

1.     Protecting women and children from the deviant practices in home, community, and work and addressing the problems caused by these practices.

2.     Securing legal framework for the rights of women and children and their supporters and protecting the same socially and within family.

3.     Ensuring the application of international, Arab and regional conventions on the protection of women and children and care of them.

4.     Creating community awareness of the needs of women and children and their rights in society.

5.     Ensuring non-discrimination against women in the rights and life, economic, social, political and administrative responsibilities.

The Foundation shall not pursue financial gain nor engage in political activities.

Article 3

In order to achieve its objectives, the Foundation shall do all or some of the following:

1.     Cooperating and coordinating with the relevant authorities within and outside the State of Qatar in its field of Foundation’s activity.

2.     Educating families, in particular women and children, and providing advisory services to them.

3.     Holding seminars, meetings and conferences related to the Foundation’s activities.

4.     Receiving subsidies, gifts and bequests to achieve the Foundation’s objectives.

 

Article 4

The founder shall, upon the proposal of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, create bodies and units necessary to enable the Foundation to achieve its objectives and envisaged targets.

Article 5

The Foundation shall be managed by a Board of Directors of at least five members and not more than nine members, including the Chairperson and Vice- Chairperson. The Board of Directors shall be appointed by a decision of the Founder. Membership on the Board shall be for a renewable period of three years, and the Founder may dissolve the Board of Directors for good cause before the expiry of the said period.

Article 6

Membership on the Board shall not be combined with work in the Foundation or one of its agencies or units without first obtaining the Founder’s approval.

Article 7

The Board of Directors shall hold the necessary powers to manage the affairs of the Foundation and achieve its objectives, in particular the following:

1.     Developing policies and plans that ensure achievement of the Foundation's objectives.

2.     Proposing the Articles of Association of the Foundation.

3.     Adopting the administrative and financial regulations and bylaws of the Foundation, as well as of its subordinate agencies and units.

4.     Appointing the Foundation’s Director-General, board of trustees and directors.

5.     Following up the progress of work in the Foundation and taking appropriate decisions to guide such work according to the Foundation’s objectives and programmes.

6.     Approving the annual budget and final account of the Foundation.

7.     Managing the Foundation's funds and determining how to they are to be utilised and invested.

8.     Accepting grants, bequests, and donations received by the Foundation.

9.     Studying the reports submitted by the Foundation's subordinate bodies and units and taking appropriate and necessary decisions thereon.

10.               Evaluating the performance of the subordinate agencies and units of the Foundation; the expertise of the competent bodies and institutions may be utilised in this regard.

11.               Preparing the Foundation’s annual report and submitting it to the Founder for approval.

12.               Performing any other functions transmitted and/or assigned by the Founder or his authorised representative.

13.               The Board of Directors may form permanent or temporary specialised committees to assist in achieving the goals of the Foundation, and may also enlist the services of experts at home and abroad to advice on matters before it.

14.               The Board of Directors is the competent authority to conclude contracts, sign financial and non-financial agreements, and authorise the Director-General or heads of units/ agencies in the exercise of some of its powers.

Article 8

The Board of Directors shall meet upon the invitation of the Chairperson or his representative at least once a month and whenever necessary. However; the Founder may call the Board of Directors to convene at any time. Where the Founder attends a meeting, he shall be the Chairperson.

 

 

Article 9

Meetings of the Board of Directors shall not be considered valid unless attended by at least two-thirds of its members, including the Chairperson or Vice- Chairperson. The Board’s decisions shall be issued by majority vote of those present. Where there is a deadlock, the Chairperson shall have a casting vote.

Article 10

The decisions of the Board of Directors shall be effective from the date of issue, except those that require the Founder's adoption, in which case they shall take effect from the date of adoption.

Article 11

The Chairperson of the Board of Directors shall be responsible for the Foundation’s activities and shall have the right to sign on its behalf and represent it before the courts and in its relations with third parties.

Article 12

The Chairperson of the Board of Directors may authorise the Vice- Chairperson or one of the board members in the exercise of some of his powers. The Vice- Chairperson shall replace the Chairperson during his absence for any reason.

Article 13

At the end of each fiscal year the Board of Directors shall submit to the Founder a report on the activities of the Foundation and its financial position during the past financial year, including the Board’s suggestions and recommendations. A copy of the external auditor’s report for the same year shall be attached.

Article 14

The Director-General of the Foundation shall be appointed by a resolution of the Board of Directors and shall, under the Board’s supervision, be responsible for the following tasks:

 

1.     Following up and monitoring the implementation of decisions, policies, bylaws and regulations issued by the Board of Directors.

2.     Coordinating and communicating between the various bodies and agencies of the Foundation, and submitting their recommendations and proposals to the Board of Directors.

3.     Preparing the draft general budget and final accounts of the Foundation, based on draft budgets and final accounts of the centre.

4.     Nominating and appointing the General Administration staff.

5.     Preparing the drafts of internal bylaws of the Foundation and its bodies and units, and submitting them to the Board of Directors for approval.

6.     Performing any other tasks assigned by the Board of Directors.

Article 15

The tasks and activities of the centres shall be supervised by the Board of Trustees where necessary, and its powers and functions shall be as follows:

1.     Proposing and formulating rules, regulations and policies to achieve the Centre’s goals according to its general polices, and applying them after being approved by the Board of Directors.

2.     Applying the rules, regulations and policies adopted by the concerned centre.

3.     Supervising the general operations of the centre from all administrative and financial aspects.

4.     Studying the suggestions and recommendations made by the manager of the centre regarding the appointment, promotion, reward, disciplinary action, and termination of employees in accordance with the prescribed regulations.

5.     Preparing proposals and recommendations for the appointment of the manager of the centre and submitting them to the Board of Directors.

6.     Proposing the estimated draft budget, balance sheet and final accounts of the centre and submitting them to the Board of Directors.

 

Article 16

The financial resources of the Foundation shall come from the following:

1.     Financial allocations from the Founder.

2.     Revenue from agencies and bodies subordinate to the Foundation.

3.     Grants, donations and bequests.

4.     Revenue from the Foundation's activities such as sales, charity markets or concerts.

5.     Investment returns of the Foundation’s money.

6.     Financial loans, provided that loan contracts may not be concluded without the approval of the Founder.

7.     Other legitimate means proposed by the Board of Directors and approved by the Founder.

Article 17

All funds of the Foundation shall be strictly dedicated to achieving its objectives and may not be spent on any other purposes.

Article 18

The Foundation shall have the right to own property, land and other movable and immovable property, and shall also have the right to sell, mortgage and rent any such property upon the decision of the Board of Directors after adoption by the Founder.

Article 19

1.     The Foundation’s funds shall be deposited under its name in the bank or banks determined by the Board of Directors, and shall be collected and disbursed in accordance with the financial regulations as determined by the Foundation.

2.     The Foundation’s financial year shall begin on the first day of September and end on the last day of August of the following year.

Article 20

Apart from the board members, the Foundation shall have an external auditor appointed by the Founder, whose main responsibility shall be to audit the Foundation's financial accounts.

The auditor shall have the right to access and review all books, financial records and documents and to verify the Foundation’s assets and its liabilities.

Where the auditor is unable to perform his duties properly, he shall submit a report thereon to the Board of Directors, with a copy to the Founder.

Article 21

The external auditor shall submit his report to the Board of Directors, with a copy to the Founder, not later than three months from the end of the Foundation’s fiscal year. The report shall cover the Foundation's financial status for the year ended.

Article 22

The Founder may decide to dissolve the Foundation, in which case all subordinate bodies and units shall automatically be dissolved.

Article 23

The decision to dissolve the Foundation shall explain how its funds and assets shall be distributed.

Article 24

The Founder may modify this Articles of Association at the suggestion of the Board of Directors.

Article 25

The provisions of Law No. 8 of 1998 on private associations and foundations shall apply to the Foundation.

The Board of Directors,

Having perused the Incorporation Instrument of the Qatar Foundation for Child and Women Protection, issued on 08 Ramadan 1423 A.H, corresponding to: 13 November 2002 A.D; and

The adoption of the Founder: Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned for this Articles of Association dated on: 01 Dhul Qadah 1423 A.H, corresponding to: 04 January 2003 A.D;

Hereby resolves the following:

 

The Founder

Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned

Issued on: 01 Dhul Qadah 1423 A.H,

Corresponding to: 04 January 2003 A.D.