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Salwa Abu Khadra

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Andorra
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1929
  • Age: 92
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Born in Jaffa on 1 May 1929; Brevet from the St. Joseph Sisters School in Jaffa (1945); General Certificate of Education from Oxford (1947); Diplome d’Etude Literaire Superieur Française from the Jesuit University in Beirut (1952); volunteered with the delinquent girls’ section at the Syrian Social Committee in Damascus during 1952-53; became Director of an UNRWA center for girls’ education in Gaza from 1955-57; worked as Exec. Secretary at the Educational Medical Service Dept. in Kuwait from 1960-63; founded the Pioneer Nursery in Kuwait in 1963 and worked there until 1989; member of Fateh since 1965; founded Dar Al-Hanan Private School in Kuwait in 1965 and worked there until 1990; member of the GUPW Board of Directors since 1967; became a PNC member in 1972 (until 1997); chaired the second (1974) and third (1980) conference of the GUPW; member of the Palestinian Higher Council for Culture, Science and Education since 1976; member of the Fateh Revolutionary Council since 1980; chair of the Palestinian delegation to the NGO Forum of the Second World Conference for Women, Copenhagen in 1980; chaired the official Palestinian delegation to the Third World Conference for Women, Nablus, 1985; member of the PLO Central Council; Sec.-Gen. of the GUPW; Sec.-Gen. of the Fateh Women’s Bureau; member of the Palestinian Constitution Consultative Committee.

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