Meet SHIRIN BATSHON-KHOURY. Shirin is a Palestinian activist who works for the Kayan Feminist Organization in Israel. The organization aims to empower Arab women in Israel and protect their rights.
The founders of Kayan felt that Arab women living in Israel experience a kind of “double-discrimination”. The Kayan Feminist Association combats this discrimination with grassroots work and capacity-building to foster economic, legal and social equality for the Arab-Israeli women.
Shirin is the coordinator of Kayan’s Legal Department. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University and has been practicing law since 2002.
Watch Shirin talk about her work with the Kayan Feminist Organization.