Nabila Espanioly

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Nabila Espanioly "was born in Nazareth in 1955. For more than three decades, she has been an energetic campaigner for the civil rights of the Palestinian minority in Israel ; for peace between Israel and Palestine on the basis of the two-state solution; and for equal rights for women. Espanioly received a B.A. in Social Work from Haifa University , and an M.A. in Psychology from Bamberg University in Germany . In 1989, she founded the Pedagogical Center and Multipurpose Women's Center in Nazareth , Al-Tufula, and has served as its director since then. She is also a founding member and current chairperson of the Mossawa Center, a joint Palestinian-Israeli organization based in Haifa . In 2003, Espanioly received the international Aachen Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts to promote peace and human rights in the Middle East . Espanioly has written and edited several books and articles on early childhood care and development, as well as general social and political issues related to women. She lectures on topics including early childhood education, Palestinian women in Israel , violence against women, sex education, women in the media, and women's political participation." [1]

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  1. Blog, New Israel Fund, accessed September 18, 2007.
  2. Staff and Board, Mossawa Center, accessed September 18, 2007.
  3. Board of Advisors, Deir Yassin Remembered, accessed July 19, 2007.