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Hala Ahed Deeb

HRD, Lawyer

Hala Ahed Deeb is a Jordanian human rights lawyer who has worked with a number of human rights and feminist organizations to defend women's rights, workers’ rights, and freedoms of opinion, expression and peaceful assembly in Jordan. She defends prisoners of conscience in Jordan and was been a member of the legal team defending the Jordan Teachers' Syndicate, one of Jordan’s largest labor unions, which the Jordanian government dissolved in December 2020 in response to mass protests. She headed the legal committee of the Jordanian Women's Union and continues to defend women victims.

Jordan

As a result of this restrictive legislative framework and the systematic interference of security agencies in NGOs' activities, many HRDs practice self-censorship and tend to avoid sensitive issues.