Dr. Faiha Abdulhadi (Writer/Poet/Feminist)

faiha_abdulhadi.jpgDr. Faiha Abdulhadi is a writer, poet, research consultant, feminist, community and human rights activist and lecturer.

She was born in Nablus in 1951, and was arrested in 1969 at the age of 15, together with her mother, Issam Abdul Hadi, who, at the time, was the President of the General Union of Palestinian Women. She was then deported from Palestine, and lived in exile for 27 years.

Dr. Abdulhadi earned a BA in Arabic Literature from Jordan University, Amman; a BA in Theater Criticism from the Institute of Advanced Theatrical Art, Cairo; and an MA and PhD in Arabic Literature, Cairo University.

She is a member of the Palestinian National Council and was the special coordinator in Palestine for the 1000 Women For Nobel Peace Prize 2005, a project that was part of an initiative to rewrite the history of nations from a woman's point of view.

Dr. Abdulhadi is the author of numerous books, articles and poems, and an active member of the GUPW.

Related links:
Dr. Faiha Abdu Hadi's website
Faiha Abulhadi: Sixty Years, Sixty Voices
PeaceWomen Across The Globe

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