Palestinian Woman Wins Major Votes at the Engineers Association Elections

In August 2021, for the first time since 1985, a leftist list won the Palestinian Engineers trade union elections[1]. The “Determination List” headed by Nadia Habash, a professor of architecture at Birzeit University, will lead the association until 2024. It is the first time the association will be headed by a woman.

Nadia Habash is a well-known Palestinian academic and architect, with a solid record in political activism. In July, she was brutally arrested by the Palestinian Authority amid the protest that occurred following the murder of the Palestinian activist Nizar Banat by the PA. Meanwhile, the Israeli forces had put a travel ban on Habash for 29 years, which prevented her from participating in international lectures and conferences.

Sari Harb, program manager at the RLS Regional Office for Palestine and Jordan in Ramallah, spoke with Nadia Habash, about the Engineer Association’s elections and upcoming program:

 

December 12, 2021 Type: Interview
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