Faiha Abdul Hadi
Born in Nablus in 1951; arrested together with her mother, Issam Abdul Hadi, who, at the time, was the President of the GUPW, in April 1969 and deported from Palestine;
Earned a BA in Arabic Literature from Jordan University, Amman (1973) and a BA in Theater Criticism from the Institute of Advanced Theatrical Art, Cairo (1973); then studied towards an MA and PhD in Arabic Literature, Cairo University (1982 and 1990);
Worked as a poet, writer, journalist, lecturer and research consultant, particularly on literature, women and oral history; member, GUPW, Cairo, from 1982-98; organized free weekly art and literary sessions for children during 1988-98; founded and organized Abbad Al-Shams in 1987 (a youth choir which won first prize at the ART competition, Cairo Opera House, 1994); lecturer at the Faculty of Arabic Literature, Cairo University, Egypt, from 1996-97; lecturer, Women's Studies Dept., Birzeit University, from 2000-2001;
Dir.-Gen. of the Women's Affairs Technical Committee from 2001-2002; consultant, MOPIC, Directorate of Gender Planning and Development, from 1998-2003; special coordinator for the OPT to the "1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005" Association; has widely published, incl. Heroines in Modern Palestinian Novels (Cairo, 1997) and The Palestinian Woman and Memory: Papers of the Workshop on the Political Oral History of the Palestinian Woman (editor, Ramallah: MOPIC - Directorate of Gender Planning and Development, 1999).