Samah Hadid

20 Jan 2015

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Samah Hadid is a determined campaigner for the rights of women and a more equitable world. Proud to be defined by her Muslim heritage, Samah has dedicated most of her life to campaigning for human rights and social justice. A drive which makes her a force to be reckoned with.
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Human rights campaigner 

Winner of the 2014 charity and community award, Instyle and Audi Women Awards

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Samah Hadid is a determined campaigner for the rights of women and a more equitable world. She is proud to be defined by her Muslim heritage and has dedicated most of her young life to campaigning for human rights and social justice in Australia and the Middle East. Growing up in western Sydney, her hard-working parents were proud of their ‘black sheep’ who was the first to go to university, who didn’t get married young and who has always been passionate and outspoken against injustice. Hadid has a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney, and a Masters of Human Rights Law and Policy from the University of New South Wales. For Samah, the Arab uprisings of 2010 were transformative. They made her more determined to have her voice heard, taking the opportunity of her appointment as the Australian Youth Representative to the UN to campaign for Australian causes from indigenous health to the welfare of refugees. Samah’s drive to fight injustice makes her a force to be reckoned with – now and in the future.

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