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TEDxJaffa - Amal Elsana Alh'jooj - Insisting on Equality

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Uploaded on Nov 6, 2011

In her TEDxJaffa talk, Amal Elsana Alh'jooj shares personal stories that document her search for equality.

Amal is co-executive director of Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED) and founding director of its Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation (AJEEC), is one of the key shapers of public opinion regarding the status of the Arab minority and the status of women in Israel. She is a member of the Prime Ministers Commission for Economic Development of the Arab Sector; a member of the Steering Committee of the Shutafut-Sharaka Forum promoting a shared, equal and just society, a member of the professional committee of the Employment Creation Division of the JDC. Born in 1972, the fifth of thirteen children, Amal began her career as a community organizer at 14, and at 17, established the first Arab Bedouin women's organization to improve the situation of Bedouin women. She earned her BA in social work in Israel, her MA in community development at McGill University in Canada and is the recipient of numerous international honors and awards.

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