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Suad Abu-Dayyeh

Middle East/North African Consultant, Equality Now

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.

Egypt's Worrying Trend Towards Medicalising FGM

According to Unicef, more than 27.2million Egyptian women and girls have been affected by FGM.  This represents 91% of the female population and is the biggest number for any one nationality.  Out of an estimated 100-140million affected by FGM globally, at least one in five is from Egypt.
01/12/2014 17:37 GMT

Yemen to Ban Child Marriage and FGM

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).
07/05/2014 12:47 BST

Yemen to Finally Ban Child Marriage?

With no minimum age of marriage in Yemen, while Hiba and others are out of danger for the moment, without any legal sanctions to support them, these girls remain at serious risk. However, things may be about to change at last.
20/11/2013 14:30 GMT