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Soraida Hussein

Resolute Defender of Women's Rights

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Tireless Advocate for Palestinian Women

Brief bio

Soraida Hussein is a prominent Palestinian feminist and social activist who has dedicated her life to improving the condition of women in Palestine. Her work in advocacy, legal aid, and community engagement has been pivotal in addressing gender-based violence and promoting women’s rights within the Palestinian context.

Major Milestones


  • Activism and Advocacy: Began her career focusing on women's rights and social justice within Palestinian society.

  • Leadership at Women’s Centre: Has played a key role at the Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling in Ramallah, advancing legal support for women.

  • Public Speaking: Frequently speaks on gender issues and the impact of conflict on Palestinian women, highlighting the intersection of national struggle and gender-based violence.

  • Research and Publication: Conducts research and contributes writings that explore the complexity of women’s issues in conflict zones, particularly within Palestinian territories.

  • International Representation: Represents Palestinian women in global forums, advocating for international support and intervention in gender-specific crises...See More

  • Advocacy Against Gender-Based Violence: Hussein has been instrumental in raising awareness and fighting against gender-based violence in Palestine, advocating for stronger legal protections and support services...See More

  • Legal Aid Initiatives: Through her work, she has helped provide essential legal aid to Palestinian women, empowering them to fight for their rights and seek justice.

  • Educational Programs: Develops and implements educational programs aimed at informing women of their legal rights and providing them with the tools to advocate for themselves.

  • Community Engagement: Engages with Palestinian communities to foster understanding and support for gender equality, working towards societal change from the grassroots level.

  • Policy Influence: Works with policymakers to influence and enact legislation that better protects and supports women in Palestine, ensuring that gender considerations are integrated into national policies.

Date of Last Update: 
July 8, 2024

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