Meet Rawan Eghbariah, Legal Coordinator with New Profile, a volunteer grassroots organization committed toreforming Israel from a soldier state to an active peacemaking society. As Legal Coordinator, Rawan works together with Israeli men and women to provide legal support to Israeli youth who resist military conscription.
Rawan opposes all aspects of the Israeli occupation – from the use of security forces and private security firms to oppress and discriminate against Palestinian citizens, to the abuse of education as a tool to train and enlist Israeli youth in the conflict. Together with New Profile, Rawan demands a fundamental change in the education system so that it provides a truly democratic civic education where peace and conflict resolution are prioritized, rather than training children to accept warfare.
Alongside her work with New Profile, Rawan also provides alternative tours withBaladna, an Arab youth organization founded to strengthen Arab youth’s understanding of democracy and gender equality and enable open discussion surrounding Arab Palestinian history. A certified lawyer, Rawan has recently opened her own law office.
Visit the New Profile website and learn more about Rawan’s work.
Read about what Baladna offers Arab youth.