Leaders in Municipalities Speak in Women’s Participation Lecture Series

Former Mayor of Ramallah Janet Michael, and current member at the Municipal Council of Atara Dina Dahdha spoke at Birzeit University, on April 29, 2017, in lecture series organized by the Deanship of Students Affairs, focusing on women’s experiences and successes.

Michael and Dahdha talked about the important role of women in elections and their role in the political sphere, pointing to the experience of women in political and municipal participation, which has created a generation of leaders especially among women.

Professor of philosophy and cultural studies Huda Awwad said that the international law upholds women’s right to participate in public life and the political arena, including running for elections and voting.