• EDD participation year: 2016
  • Country: Jordan

Ruba shows strong commitment to fighting inequalities in the Arab region, and has interesting professional and personal experiences to support her application. She is currently working with ActionAid’s Global Platform Jordan on Human Rights and Governance, raising awareness and fighting different aspects of inequality and discrimination; against women, refugees, and young people. She runs trainings for disenfranchised youth, empowering them about their rights and engaging them to demand accountability, transparency, and participation in political processes, to enable tangible change. Ruba will speak about the important role of civil society and young people in the fight against inequality on the local level, and in pressuring governments and hold policy makers accountable to respect individual human rights.