Meet Dalia Al-Nammoura: A Graduate of Birzeit University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Law and Economics
"I have always loved giving back to the Palestinian society. The only way I knew how to was to constantly participate in many social movements, demanding the regularity of the Palestinian democratic process and the activation of the Palestinian Legislative Council. My participation in REFORM’s projects and initiatives for more than three years enabled me to build my experience as a community activist and strengthened my capacity to advocate for women’s leading roles in the public sphere. Throughout my participation in the “United in Diversity II” project, I took part in many trainings, such as social mobilisation, social transformation and coordination meetings with decision-makers. These experiences significantly changed my personality for the better, and my abilities and skills greatly developed. I used my skills to shed light on my husband’s imprisonment, Guevara Namoura, who was under administrative detention and took part in an open hunger strike. In order to support my husband, I launched the online campaign called ‘Free Guevara’ in order to raise awareness of his case both locally and internationally. I also set up a sit-in tent at the Nelson Mandela Square in Ramallah, which was attended by young activists, ministers, representatives of Palestinian political parties and decision-makers. Due to Guevara’s strike and national and international support with my mobilisation, he was set free. REFORM greatly contributed to strengthening my capacities in participatory processes, enhancing my communication, negotiation, accountability and facilitation skills. In addition, I improved my networking and advocacy abilities. Now, I can proudly say that I am capable of recognizing and identifying access points and resources to achieve my goals and aspirations in the near future! REFORM provided me with the space to grow and learn on personal and professional levels, and for that, I will always be grateful."