Category Archives : 1000.Occupied Palestinian Territory


Amneh Al-Rimawi (Occupied Palestinian Territory)

 “Women’s rights is an issue that impacts all society divisions, who have to rise up and protect those rights.” Amneh Abdul-Jaber Al-Rimawi was born in 1957 in Beit-Rima, a village near Ramallah. In 1977, she joined the Palestinian Labor Union (PLU) to improve working conditions of men and women through negotiation and mediation. She is […]

Salma Jayyusi (Occupied Palestinian Territory)

“In my view there is no more demanding work that deserves our dedicated collaborative efforts at the present time than inter-cultural understanding.” Born in 1927, Salma Khadra Jayyusi is a gifted poet, with a critically distinguished vision. Her contribution to shaping the Arab cultural landscape and its multi-disciplinary interface with the world spanned over 50 […]



Zahira Kamal (Occupied Palestinian Territory)

 “It is not strange that historical events of Palestine were the driving force that has determined my life. I grew up hating the Israelis without even knowing or meeting them.” Zahira Kamal, born in 1945, is a leading Palestinian activist who has worked towards the welfare of Palestinian woman. She obtained a BSc in Physics […]

Nafeesa Al Deek (Occupied Palestinian Territory)

 “The three divine religions honor human beings. Injustice is not a matter of religious conflict; all I seek to achieve is equal rights for all people.” Born in Kafr Ne’meh near Ramallah in 1940, Nafeesa Al Deek is a women’s rights activist and social reformist. Left by her husband, she has dedicated her life to […]



Yusra Berberi (Occupied Palestinian Territory)

 “The political situation today reminds me of the world fifty years ago.” Born in 1923 in Gaza, Palestine, Yusra Berbari began a successful teaching career. Raised in a scholarly renowned family, she was educated at the Schmidt School in Jerusalem. Yusra speaks three foreign languages beside her Arabic mother tongue and is the first women […]

Issam Abdul-Hadi (Occupied Palestinian Territory)

 “Despite Arab women’s many achievements in political, cultural and social fields, a lot of work is still ahead of them if they want to participate in building up their communities as equal partners.” Issam Abdul-Hadi was born in Nablus in 1928. She attended the first Palestinian National Council (PNC), which formed the General Union of […]