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Queen Rania Alabdullah

Queen Rania Alabdullah

Sector : Public Figures , Public Figures

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  • Country of residence : Jordan
  • Gender : Female
  • Born in : 1970
  • Age : 46
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Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan (born Rania Al-Yassin on 31 August 1970) is the Queen consort of Jordan. Since marrying the now King of Jordan, Abdullah bin al-Hussein, she has become known for her advocacy work related to education, health, community empowerment, youth, cross-cultural dialogue, and micro-finance. She is also an avid user of social media and she maintains pages on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. She has two daughters and two sons and has been given various decorations by governments.

Rania Al-Yassin was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents Faisal Sedki al-Yassin and Ilham Yassin from Tulkarm. She attended the New English School in Jabriya, Kuwait, then received a degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo. Upon her graduation from the American University, she worked briefly in marketing for Citibank, followed by a job with Apple Inc. in Amman.

In a September 2008 CNN televised interview with Fareed Zakaria, Queen Rania stated that she is not opposed to women choosing to wear the Islamic veil hijab of their own volition as long as it is not compulsory. She further noted that modern Islamic women must be entitled to wear any veil of their own individual choice and not be "pressured" by a traditionalist interpretation of Islamic law in society. Rania herself has been seen wearing a veil or a styled hat only on televised royal weddings and during private Papal audiences with the Pope in Rome.

She was ranked as the most beautiful consort (or first lady) in the world by Harpers and Queen magazine in 2011. Since her marriage, Queen Rania has used her position to advocate for various sectors of society in Jordan and beyond.

Queen Rania has stated that an essential aspect of education is to equip young people with the necessary skills to perform well in the workplace.

She initiated the Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans in 2003, and has partnered with international universities providing scholarships for Jordanian students abroad. She supports INJAZ Al-Arab, which was established by Save the Children in 1999, and later on with Junior Achievement and launched as a Jordanian non-profit organization by the Queen in 2001. In her capacity as Regional Ambassador of INJAZ Al-Arab, she has taught classes, and engaged in dialogue with young people in other countries; she also launched INJAZ Al-Arab's presence elsewhere in the Arab world. She also chaired a discussion with entrepreneurs in celebration of INJAZ Al-Arab's 10th anniversary, showcasing alumni's success stories At the 2008 World Economic Forum in Davos, she launched the "Empowering One Million Arab Youth by 2018" campaign, which was conceived by INJAZ Arabia. 

In November 2000, in recognition of her commitment to the cause of children and youth, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) invited Queen Rania to join its Global Leadership Initiative. The Queen worked alongside other world leaders, including former South African President Nelson Mandela, in a global movement seeking to improve the welfare of children. In January 2007, Queen Rania was named UNICEF's first Eminent Advocate for Children. In August 2009, Queen Rania became Honorary Global Chair of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI).


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