Rula Quawas (1960-2017) was a champion of wome…

Rula Quawas
(1960-2017) was a champion of women’s rights in her native country of
Jordan. As a professor of the University of Jordan, where she founded the Women’s
Studies Center, and was the first to introduce courses on feminism

She was removed as dean of the university after creating a video project in
which female students denounced the sexual harassment they suffered on campus, which
caused an international outcry. In 2009 she received the Meritorious Honour
Award for Leadership and Dedication.