Hadeel Qazzaz

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Hadeel Qazzaz "was born in Gaza Shati refugee camp and has lived in Ramallah since 1997. She is a specialist in education, gender and development. She received her Ed.D. from Leeds University with a thesis on adult non-formal education in developing countries, using the case of Palestinians in Israeli prisons. Qazzaz has published research reports on women’s political participation, violence against women and women’s empowerment. She is lately involved in gender perspectives to issues of reform and good governance, including gender responsive adaptation of the Transparency International Source Book into Arabic, research examining civic attitudes of Palestinian high school students, and contributed to developing curriculum on civic education for Palestinian school children age 12-15. She also contributed to Palestinian Human Development Reports, the Palestine National Poverty Report, the Palestine Time-use Survey and reports on the right to education in the Palestinian context. Since 1999 she worked as a program coordinator and deputy director of the German Heinrich Böll Foundation, Arab Middle East office. This enriching experience has developed her capacity in project management, monitoring and evaluation and fundraising. It has enabled her to work closely with researchers and activists from many Arab countries and Germany. She is an activist in the Palestinian women’s movement and an active member in the Palestinian civil society movement. She is involved in different types of cultural dialogue and exchange including dialogue between Europe and the Middle East. She has organized and participated in many regional and international conferences addressing issues of development, women’s rights and democratization processes." [1]

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  1. Directors, Palestinian American Research Center, accessed February 5, 2009.