American Women for International Understanding is pleased to Honor the US Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage with an event each March.
Eva Abu Halaweh of Jordan
Executive Director, Mizan Law Group for Human Rights
As Executive Director of the Mizan Law Group for Human Rights, Ms. Halaweh has dedicated her career to advocating for the vulnerable people of Jordan, including women at risk of becoming victims of “honor crimes.” She has developed a legal team that provides free legal advice and counseling, often the only option for those seeking justice or a remedy to their plight. She has taken on sensitive issues, including action against what many human rights activists term a “culture of torture and abuse” within Jordan’s prison system and police stations, which has resulted in deaths in previous years.
Languages Spoken: Arabic, English
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