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Ola Abú Al Gahib

Stars of Hope Center


Nominated to the Disability Rights Fund (DRF) Global Advisory Panel by the Arab Organization of Disabled People, O. Abú Al Ghaib is the Founder and Chairperson of Stars of Hope Center, a Disabled Persons’ Organization in the Occupied Territories which focuses on empowerment of women with disabilities and creation of an enabling environment that guarantees their full social integration and participation as citizens. Ola has spent her life advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. She has worked with the German Organization for the Disabled, CARE International, Handicap International, and the Swedish Organization of Persons with Disabilities International (SHIA). She is currently working as a Project Coordinator for the MENA region for SHIA’s International Training Program on rights and disability. She has an M.A. in Project Management from Birzeit University. Ola was selected as an Agent of Change by the Worldwide Network on Disability and Human Rights (an entity managed by SHIA) in 2006; and elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2007.


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Highlights from the conference “Disability in Conflicts and Emergencies. Reaching the most vulnerable”


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