Suad Abu-Dayyeh
Suad Abu-Dayyeh joined Equality Now as a consultant for the Middle East and North Africa in 2008. Before joining the organization, Ms. Abu-Dayyeh worked for ten years with the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling in Jerusalem (WCLAC). WCLAC is a Palestinian feminist NGO which works to address gender-based violence within the Palestinian Society in both the private and public spheres. Ms. Abu-Dayyeh holds an MA in “Women & Development” from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands and Bachelors degrees in Social Work and Law from Bethlehem University and Al Ahliyya Amman University in Jordan. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s in Public Law at Middle East University Jordan.

Entries by Suad Abu-Dayyeh

Egypt's Worrying Trend Towards Medicalising FGM

(14) Comments | Posted 1 December 2014 | (23:00)

With the first ever prosecutions underway in the United Kingdom and Guinea-Bissau, an increased focus on strengthening the law in Kenya, and a rare conviction in Uganda, positive moves are being made in various locations to implement laws which ban female genital mutilation (FGM).

Under this increasingly...

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Yemen to Ban Child Marriage and FGM

(0) Comments | Posted 6 May 2014 | (18:16)

Yemen is likely to vote on a comprehensive 'Child Rights Act' over the coming months, which would ban both child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). 

After years of pressure from both national and international organisations, including Equality Now, on April 27th, Mohammad Makhlafi, Minister for...

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Yemen to Finally Ban Child Marriage?

(14) Comments | Posted 20 November 2013 | (10:25)

The Human Rights Ministry of Yemen has confirmed that one of its officials has helped to prevent the wedding of a 12-year-old girl, which was due to take place earlier this month. Hiba was to be married in Taiz, Southern Yemen, but the official notified local police who ensured...

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Saudi Women Activists Jailed for Trying to Help Starving Woman

(3) Comments | Posted 9 July 2013 | (11:23)

On 15 June 2013, two Saudi women's rights activists, Wajeha Al-Huwaider and Fawzia Al-Oyouni, were sentenced by the District Court in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia to 10 months in prison and banned from traveling outside of the country for two years following completion of their prison terms. Their appeal is...

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Kyrgyz Parliament Approves Bill To Strengthen Bride Kidnapping Legislation

(0) Comments | Posted 19 December 2012 | (14:34)

The Kyrgyz Parliament has approved a bill aimed at strengthening legislation on bride kidnapping. Equality Now welcomes this development and encourages supporters to continue to write to President Atambayev, asking him to sign the bill and to ensure that cases of bride kidnapping are properly investigated and prosecuted...

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Morocco: Amend Penal Code to Protect Women Against Violence and Discrimination

(0) Comments | Posted 13 December 2012 | (16:16)

In solidarity with female victims of violence and discrimination, the "Spring of Dignity" coalition organised a human chain last Saturday, which started at the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice in Rabat and ended at the seat of the House of Representatives. Several hundred people took part. The...

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