1996 First Women

Zoya Jureidini Rouhana: A contemporary advocate of gender-based violence

Inspired by the activism she witnessed during the Lebanese Civil War, Zoya Jureidini Rouhana decided to dedicate her efforts to advocating for gender-based violence. In so doing, she became one of the founding members of the Arab Women’s Court (an Arab network to resist violence against women) in 1995. In 1997, she was a founding member of the Lebanese Council to Resist Violence against Women. She is also a founding member of Kafa (enough) Violence & Exploitation, which she currently directs.