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Khitam Saafin

HRD, President
Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees

Khitam Saafin is a women’s rights defender, president of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees and member of the General Secretariat of the General Union of Palestinian Women. Her work focuses on empowering Palestinian women and advocating against human rights violations resulting from the Israeli occupation.

Human rights defenders in the OPT are subjected to acts of harassment, restrictions on freedom of movement, stigmatisation, abductions, long periods of arbitrary detention usually under administrative detention orders, illegal searches of their homes and offices and killings.