Sherihan Abd El Rahman

Sherihan Abd El Rahman is a Palestinian citizen of Israel, born and raised in Abu-Ghosh. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Development at the University of Oxford. She has professional experience working for the rights of the Arab minority in Israel, as well as working on youth unemployment initiatives in Jordan. Her current research interest is on the role of agribusiness in rural poverty alleviation.

The Middle East's Forgotten Minority: Female Palestinian Citizens of Israel

As a minority within a minority, female Palestinian citizens of Israel face double discrimination: as women in a patriarchal society and as Palestinians in a Jewish country. Unfortunately, the situation of this minority has largely been ignored by mainstream discourses on women’s rights in the Middle East. Using the words “women” and “the Middle East” in one... Continue Reading

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