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Rawia Rashad Shawwa

Rawia Rashad Shawwa

Sector : Media , Journalists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Female
  • Born in : 1948
  • Age : 68
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Born in Gaza in 1948; studied Literature at the AUC, graduating in 1964; worked as a journalist, newspaper columnist and businesswoman in the women’s fashion design industry (1980); founder and Chairwoman of the Gaza Cultural and Development Group since 1992; is the agency manager for Opel in Gaza since 1995; was elected PLC member (independent) for the Gaza City district in 1996; served on the PLC Human Rights Committee; founded the Democratic Alliance Group within the PLC which aimed to institutionalize democracy at the PLC in 1997; since 1998, also contributes as columnist and writer on socioeconomic and political issues to (mainly) Al-Quds and Al-Ayyam newspapers; was among the signatories of the ‘Petition of the 20’ criticizing the PA in late 1999; Board of Trustees member of the Palestinian Cultural Group of Rashad Shawwa Center, Gaza since 1992; Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC) since 1999; serves as Commissioner of PICCR since 1999; Board Member of the Palestinian-British Parliament Friendship Cultural Committee; Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of the Welfare Association Consortium since 2002; member of the Palestinian Constitution Committee since 2002; published a selection of articles in a book titled The Beginning of the Road (Arabic); participated in various conferences and official meetings related to women, European partnership and other socio-political issues; was elected to the second PLC (Independent Palestine list) in the January 2006 elections; resigned from Independent Palestine soon after over internal quarrels.


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