Middle East & North Africa Consultant
Suad joined Equality Now in 2008. Prior to joining the organization, she worked 10 years with the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) in Jerusalem, a Palestinian feminist NGO that addresses gender-based violence in Palestinian Society within the private and public spheres. Suad holds an M.A. in Women and Development from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Bethlehem University and a Bachelor’s in Law from Al Ahliyya Amman University in Jordan. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Law at Middle East University Jordan.
Living in a patriarchal society that discriminates against women and girls inspires Suad to advocate for the rights of women and girls. Her inspiration in life is Maha Abu-Dayyeh Shamas, who passed away in 2015.
Outside of work, Suad enjoys reading, swimming, and going to the gym.