Hoda Badran

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Hoda Badran is an Egyptian activist and scholar. She is the Chairperson of the Alliance for Arab Women (AAW), a voluntary organization headquartered in Cairo. AAW works with a network of over 350 NGOs on issues of Arab women’s human rights, women’s political participation, and education for impoverished children.

Badran served as First President for the Center of Human Rights, United Nations, and was member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) from 1991-1995, and served as Egypt's representative to the UNICEF International Board.

She was also Professor of Social Research and Community Participation at the University of Helwan in Cairo, Egypt. She was awarded the UNESCO Award for distinguished women in 1995, the Emirates Women Union Award for Leadership in Women’s Activities in 1994, and the Distinguished UN Representative Award from the government of Sri Lanka in 1982.

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