Nibal Thawabteh

Palestinian women's rights activist

Nibal Thawabteh (Arabic language نبال ثوابتة) is a Palestinian political activist. In 2009 she received the International Women of Courage Award.[1] During her speech at the ceremony, she spoke for the Palestinian people and asked the world to listen to the Palestinian women.[2]

Nibal Thawabteh in 2008 at the International Women of Courage Awards in Washington DC

WorkEdit

Thawabteh was the first woman to be elected to the Beit Fajjar Village Council. Beit Fajjar is a village near Bethlehem. She also helped other women get seats in the Village Council. Thawabteh started a monthly newspaper to write about subjects like honor killing, polygamy, and poverty.[1]

Thawabteh is the director of the Media Development Center at Birzeit University in Birzeit, Palestine, near Ramallah.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "International Women of Courage Award Ceremony: 2008".
  2. "الإعلامية والكاتبة الفلسطينية نبال ثوابتة تتسلم جائزة "المرأة الشجاعة" الدولية".
  3. http://mdc.birzeit.edu/old/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=419:2016-03-09-12-10-52&catid=13:2011-05-06-20-17-19&Itemid=41[permanent dead link]