Category: jordan

Rania Al-Abdullah (b. 1970) is the queen consort of
Jordan. She has been involved in numerous humanitarian projects relating to
education, health, community projects, and other causes.

She studied business administration at the American
University in Cairo, and became queen in 1999. Her projects include the first
interactive children’s museum in Jordan, the refurbishment of 500 public
schools, and the Jordan River Foundation, which aims to improve the life
quality of women and children in the country. She was the first person named as
an Eminent Advocate for Children by UNICEF.

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.