#32 Zahira Kamal

Zahira Kamal
Zahira Kamal (Former Minister of Womens Affairs and Peace Activist, Palestine)
  • Palestine
  • Politician and activist


Zahira Kamal has spent decades working for gender equality, particularly through education, and played a large part in the modernisation of Palestinian society. She was Palestine’s first minister of women’s affairs, founded the government’s first gender planning and development directorate and represented Palestine at the 1990s peace talks.

Today, Kamal continues to fight for female empowerment and Palestinian self-determination as general secretary of the Palestinian Democratic Union party and on the boards of several women’s rights organisations.

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