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Sama Aweidah

Sama Aweidah

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Female
  • Born in : 1959
  • Age : 57
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Born in Jerusalem on 14 Jan. 1959; educated at the Ramallah Girls’ Secondary School; was an active member of the Palestinian voluntary work committees in the mid-1970s; received a BA in Business Administration from Birzeit University in 1982; worked as an accountant in one of the private companies in Jerusalem; co-founder (1978) and Sec.-Gen. of the Executive Office (1984-91) of the Palestinian Federation of Women’s Action Committees, Ramallah; Administrative Director (1993-97), Acting Director (1997-98) and Director (since 1998) of the Women’s Studies Society in Jerusalem; has been elected since 1995 as General Coordinator of AISHA (The Arab Women’s Forum); contributed in founding the Arab Women’s Court in 1996; served as financial advisor to the Global Fund for Women in 1998; continued her studies and earned an MMBA in Management from the City University in London in 2000; was a member, researcher and trainer at the Arab Institute for Human Rights, Tunisia, in 2001; General Coordinator of the Palestinian Women’s Research, Training and Advocacy Program since 2001; became an Advisory Board member of the PA Ministry of Women’s Affairs in 2004; elected a Board of Directors member of the Euro-Med Non-Governmental Platform in April 2005; works as trainer, lecturer and writer on issues related to gender; also writes books and children’s stories, incl. Palestine Habibati (Cairo, 2001); prepared the Palestinian report about the role of the PNGO network in empowering women (published by the Non-Governmental Network in Cairo in 2005).


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