“Gender equality opens the gateway to women’s free economic and political participation worldwide, to come together and work together, to achieve peace and prosperity. Working with women on both pillars of the globe, my role is to join women from the North, the South, the East, and the West to achieve unity.”

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Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Nominee
1000 Women for Nobel Peace Prize

With obligations and commitments across the Arab region and indeed the entire world, Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh manages to maintain her passionate energy to work on women’s issues. As she says, “As an advocate of human rights and gender equality, women’s situation in my region is the reason and motivation for my continuous work to stop their daily suffering from poverty, illiteracy, deteriorated health conditions and limited participation in economic, social and political activities.” Her commitment to the individual and collective security of women is what motivated her work for peace, which she sees as intimately tied to human security issues: “Upholding people’s fundamental freedoms,... Read more

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