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Fawziah Alhani

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Known For: Social and Human Rights Activist
Country: Saudi Arabia

About

Fawziah AlHani was born in 1961. She holds a Bachelor of Sociology from Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. She has attended several workshops on human rights. She has also participated in numerous national and international conferences, including the first forum of the Women’s Studies Centre at the University of Kuwait (2011), Women and the Culture of Peace in the Middle East (Cyprus, 2010), and the third annual meeting of the Arab Tolerance Network (Beirut, 2011). Ms. AlHani is the Baladi Campaign’s Founder and General Coordinator; the Campaign is currently working towards achieving women’s full participation in the 2011 municipal elections. Ms. AlHani is the Founder and Director of the Center Grass Al Khair for social development and women’s empowerment. Furthermore, she is a founding member of the National Communication Association; a founding member of the Junior’s Centre; a member of a hotline for family counseling; a member of the sickle cell disease patients’ friends; and a lecturer for social programs and family, educational, and human rights.

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