May 17 Westminster Town Hall Forum - Honey Thaljieh

HONEY THALJIEH
Thursday May 17 Noon
Global Sports: Inclusion, Equity, and Human Rights

Honey Thaljieh is known internationally for promoting the role of sports in empowering women and girls in the Arab world and beyond. She is a co-founder of women's football (soccer) in Palestine, and she served as the first captain of the Palestinian national football team. Following her career in football, she joined FIFA, the International Federation of Association Football, where she leads its efforts to promote diversity, gender equality, integration, and peace-making in sports. She has been recognized as a Champion for Peace by the organization Peace and Sport, and she serves as an ambassador for the sports organizations Save the Dream, Homeless World Cup, and Football for Peace. 

This forum is the kick-off event for the weekend-long festival, Windows into Palestine.

MUSIC (11:30AM)
GEORGES LAMMAM ENSEMBLE

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