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Samar Dudin

Empowering Youth and Communities

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Pioneering Social and Cultural Activism

Brief bio

Samar Dudin is a distinguished Palestinian social entrepreneur and cultural activist based in Jordan. She serves as the Regional Director and Head of Programs at Ruwwad Al Tanmeya, a community and youth empowerment organization. Dudin's work focuses on transforming social attitudes, combating exclusion and prejudice, and fostering active citizenship among Arab youth.

Major Milestones


  • Educational Advocacy: Spearheaded educational and cultural initiatives that address the needs of marginalized communities in Jordan and Palestine.

  • Leadership at Ruwwad Al Tanmeya: Under her leadership, Ruwwad has developed into a pivotal organization for community development and youth empowerment.

  • Innovative Social Campaigns: Launched several impactful campaigns such as the 6 Minutes Safe Homes and For Your Sake, which focus on safety and well-being in domestic environments.

  • Ashoka Fellowship: Recognized as an Ashoka Fellow, acknowledging her innovative approach to social entrepreneurship and community activism.

  • International Recognition: Her work has gained international acclaim, positioning her as a leading figure in social change and community development in the Arab world.

  • Community-Led Educational Programs: Develops programs that empower young people and adults to take active roles in their communities, fostering a sense of responsibility and agency...See More

  • Advocacy for Social Justice: Advocates for social justice, focusing on reducing prejudice and increasing inclusion within Arab societies...See More

  • Cultural Preservation and Promotion: Encourages the preservation of Palestinian and Jordanian cultural heritage through various arts and culture programs.

  • Capacity Building: Provides training and resources to community leaders and activists, enhancing their ability to effect change and lead development initiatives.

  • Public Speaking and Thought Leadership: Regularly speaks at conferences and panels, sharing insights on community empowerment, social entrepreneurship, and the importance of cultural and educational initiatives.

Date of Last Update: 
July 8, 2024

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