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Fadwa Labadi

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1947
  • Age: 69
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Professor of Women’s Studies, Gender and Development

Postdoctoral: London University, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 2001, M.A: International and Comparative Legal Studies.
PhD: University of Kent. Canterbury, UK. 1998, Women's Studies-Sociology, the first PhD in women’s Studies graduated for University of Kent
Master: University of Kent. Canterbury, UK. 1992, Women’s Studies
Bachelor: Bethlehem University, Palestine, 1980/ Arabic Language, and Literature

Leadership, Gender issues, Human Rights Women's Right, teaching women’s Studies Courses.
a consultant to community organizations, and evaluate their program and the annual report from gender perspective.

Arabic mother tongue
English very good


Achievements and Awards

Work history: 
Head of Development Since Department,2009 -now, Al-Quds University. and also she teaches Women and Gender Studies courses in the Department of Development Studies.
Director of INSAN Center for Gender Studies,2003-now, Al-Quds University.
teaching women’s Studies Courses for Master program in the Institute of Women’s Studies at Bir Zeit University.

Honarary office and memberships: 
Member of academic committee of Sustainable Development/ M.A program at al-Quds University
Member of Arts College Council- al-Quds University
She also member of Supervisory Board of the Palestinian Center for security sector studies at the Palestinian Academy for Security sciences, now member of the technical committee for Palestinian women, elected member of the executive committee of Jerusalem Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Abudis at Al-Quds University and director of Insan Center for Gender Studies.

Productions and works: 
The Palestinian Women’s Movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Women’s Role in Recent History: Facts and Perspectives in F. Charlotte Orazie Vallino Francesca Saggini (Editors) Central Asia, Middle East, North Africa, Condition of Woman, Gender Rights, Empowerment and Female Movements: shadows, openings, energies, obstacles, 2010
Controversy, Secular and Islamist Women in Palestinian Society,In: European Journal of Women’s Studies Vol. 15(3): 181–201 , 2008

Awards and Distinctions: 
she services a number of Institutions, organizations and committees that support and promote Gender equality and awareness of women’s issues and to enhance Gender integration in all sectors of society.
A founder member of the Palestinian Women's Action Committee Federation, and also founder member of Women's Studies Centre in Jerusalem. She was the first Editor of Al-mara’ and "Kul Al-Nisaa" Women's Magazine, and coordinator of the Educational Outreach Program for women.

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