Hanan Ashrawi

The many firsts of Hanan Ashrawi, one of Palestine’s most notable politicians

The many firsts of Hanan Ashrawi, one of Palestine’s most notable politicians

"Hanan Ashrawi has been the first woman in many positions in Palestine. She was the first female dean of a Palestinian university, the first spokeswoman for the Palestinian delegation at the 1991 peace conference in Madrid, one of the first elected female MPs, the first female minister of higher education, and the first elected female member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)."