An-Najah National University convened a round table discussion on "Religious Identity and its Specificity in the Reality of Palestinian Women" in partnership with the Ministry of Women's Affairs. The event took place on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, and was organized by the An-Najah Constitutional Studies Center and the An-Najah Center for Religious Studies as part of An-Najah Constitutional Studies Center 's series of scientific meetings.
Her Excellency Dr. Amal Hamad, the Palestinian Minister of Women's Affairs, graced the occasion with her presence. The President of An-Najah National University, Prof. Abdel Nasser Zaid, warmly welcomed the Minister to his office, along with other distinguished attendees, including Mr. Raed Debiy, President's Assistant for Community Affairs, Dr. Sanaa Alsarghali, Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of An-Najah Constitutional Studies Center, and Mr. Ghazi Murtaja, Director of the Media Center at An-Najah.
During the meeting, Prof. Zaid expressed his admiration for the Ministry's dedication to empowering women and enabling their active participation in the nation-building process. He highlighted An-Najah National University's recent international achievements. Prof. Zaid reaffirmed the University's commitment to addressing women's issues and promoting their advancement through various programs and initiatives that foster academic, practical, educational, and social empowerment.
In response, Her Excellency praised the academic excellence of An-Najah National University, commending its historical legacy of nurturing generations of talented individuals who contribute significantly to society. She acknowledged universities as agents of positive change, driving progress and promoting values of justice and equality. Her Excellency also lauded the University's efforts in addressing women's affairs, emphasizing its crucial role in producing qualified professionals who actively contribute to Palestinian, regional, and international development.
The round table brought together prominent religious, legal, and political figures from various sectors of society. They engaged in insightful discussions on the specific challenges and opportunities pertaining to religious identity in the lives of Palestinian women.
Both the University and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs expressed their commitment to strengthening collaboration and fostering productive partnerships to further empower women and support their aspirations.