Stateless and Abandoned: Personal Stories from Palestinian Women Exiled in Lebanon
Date(s) - 05/01/2021
Presenting four young Palestinian women from the refugee camps in Lebanon. They are descendants of Palestinians expelled by Zionist paramilitary gangs in 1948 who are still living the harsh legacy of al-Nakba (the Catastrophe). These young women represent the 3rd and 4th generations of Palestinians living as stateless refugees in Lebanon because Israel and the United States refuse to recognize their right to return to their homes in Palestine.
Hanin Youssef graduated from the American University of Beirut with a B.S in Nutrition and Dietetics, and another from the Lebanese University in Chemistry. She has worked as a dietician, a food quality control inspector, a field investigator for employment research, and an English teacher at UNRWA.
Ruba Abdel Jawad graduated from Beirut Arab University in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has been an engineer, designer and estimator in Beirut and Kazakhstan, and also a private tutor in math, physics, biology and chemistry. She is pursuing further education in Social Studies at the Lebanese University.
Samar Mohamad majors in nursing at the American University of Beirut. She is a Palestinian Diploma student at The Academy of Refugee Studies. She is a Research Assistant at her faculty and has volunteered at AUBMC hospital during the Beirut blast and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hiba El Ashkar is pursuing her Master’s degree in Instructional designing at the Lebanese University, and had been an English teacher with Save the Children, a translator for media and educational organizations, and a curriculum developer, as well as a volunteer in community organizations and the Palestinian Red Crescent.
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