An-Najah Organizes "The Role of Female Students in the Student Movement in the Palestinian Universities” Workshop
The Deanship of Student Affairs at An-Najah National University in cooperation with the Student Affairs Unit at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR), organized a workshop titled “The Role of Female Students in the Student Movement in the Palestinian Universities”. The workshop was organized in partnership with the Italian Agency for Development within the framework of "Amal" Project (Hope Project). The project aims to promote human rights and gender equality.
Mr. Mohammad Daqqa, Dean of Students Affairs, stressed the importance of extracurricular activities, which develop students' leadership and professional skills. He pointed out that the University has recently moved quickly to postpone or cancel events in the wake of the university’s decision to postpone or cancel gatherings as a result over concerns about the COVID-19 virus.
Mr. Daqqa talked about the leading role that student movements played over the past years in the University, especially the role of female students who played an important role as activists and were key contributors to Palestinian development.
Mr. Ayman Hodali, Director of Student Affairs Department at MHESR in turn spoke about "Amal" Project and its vision and mission. He also emphasized on the importance of holding extracurricular activities for university students to improve students' creative thinking skills.
Furthermore, Dr. Sanaa Alsarghali, Assistant Professor of constitutional law at an-Najah University talked about the UNESCO Chair at An-Najah University and its activities in the fields of human rights.
Mr. Raed Dabaii, Lecturer at the University's Political Science Department, presented a comprehensive study on the history of student movements in Palestinian universities focusing on the role of female students.
At the end of the workshop, Ms. Faten Abu Zarour, Social Counselor at the Deanship of Student Affairs at An-Najah, gave a presentation on the role of Palestinian universities in supporting female students’ participation in social development and engaged in a question and answer session with the participants.