Jerusalem Center for Women

Fadwah Khawjah, Head of Board

As a social and political activist with over 30 years of experience in the Palestinian development sector, Fadwa has contributed development of several women and social associations and attended several national and international conferences related to this sector. Her political career extends over 20 years being a member of the PLC and an active member in the national committee to advocate UN resolution 1325 while taking part in the Oslo peace process. Her previous positions were Head of the International Relations Department in the Higher Council for Youth and Sports, prior she was a General Director of Non-Governmental Organizations & Public Affairs at the Ministry of Interior for eight years. She has a Master’s Degree in International Studies and a Bachelor Degree in Middle Eastern Studies & Political Science both from Birzeit University.

Professional Experience

  • Orient house: Head of Documentation and Information Center. (1985 – 1994)
  • Coordinator for foreign NGOs– Jerusalem.
  • Member of Multi-Sector Review (MSR) Project in Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem representative for the ICCP
  • Head of project committee for the Palestinian microfinance project –Jerusalem
  • (Oslo) peace agreement Technical Committees coordinator. 1994-2000
  • General Director of the non-governmental organizations and Public Affairs / Ministry of Interior. (2004-2012)
  • Director General of Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Palestinian higher council for youth and sports /2012
  • Head of General administration for International relations at the higher council for youth and sports .2013-2014
  • Policy Consultant in the anti-corruption committee 2014 till now.