Nibal Thawabteh

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Nibal Thawabteh in 2008 at the International Women of Courage Awards in Washington DC

Nibal Thawabteh (Arabic language نبال ثوابتة) is a Palestinian political activist. In 2009 she received the International Women of Courage Award.[1] During her speech at the ceremony, she spoke for the Palestinian people and asked the world to listen to the Palestinian women.[2]

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Thawabteh was the first woman to be elected to the Beit Fajjar Village Council. Beit Fajjar is a village near Bethlehem. She also helped other women get seats in the Village Council. Thawabteh started a monthly newspaper to write about subjects like honor killing, polygamy, and poverty.[1]

Thawabteh is the director of the Media Development Center at Birzeit University in Birzeit, Palestine, near Ramallah.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "International Women of Courage Award Ceremony: 2008".
  2. "الإعلامية والكاتبة الفلسطينية نبال ثوابتة تتسلم جائزة "المرأة الشجاعة" الدولية".
  3. http://mdc.birzeit.edu/old/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=419:2016-03-09-12-10-52&catid=13:2011-05-06-20-17-19&Itemid=41[permanent dead link]