Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

2008 Women's Rights Prize

Laureate Profile

Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a criminologist and specialist in human rights and women’s rights. She has conducted academic research that examines the multiple forms of violence inflicted upon Palestinian women and girls. A prolific author and university professor, she writes and lectures around the world on issues of violence against women, particularly in the Arab world. She also consulted with Human Rights Watch on its most recent report on violence against Palestinian women in Israel and with the Unifem division of the United Nations, and has been director of the Gender Study Project at Mada al-Carmel in Haifa since 2006.