The male guardianship system is extremely repressive, treating adult women as minors under the legal control of their guardians. Continue Reading
Suad Abu-Dayyeh is a women’s right expert based in Jordan. In 2008, she joined the international women’s right organization Equality Now where she works on issues affecting women and girls in the Middle East and North Africa region. Previously, she spent 10 years with the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC), a Palestinian NGO that addresses gender-based violence in Palestinian society. Abu-Dayyeh is fluent in Arabic and holds a master’s in women and development from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, a bachelor’s in social work from Bethlehem University, and a bachelor’s in law from Al Ahliyya Amman University in Jordan.