May Abu Jaber
Former Advisor

May Abu Jaber is a Jordanian-Venezuelan feminist activist, writer, researcher and technical expert on women’s rights. Having a Bachelor in Gender Studies and Human Rights from Carleton University in Ottawa, May pursued her studies with an MA in Gender Studies at the University of Oxford where her primary focus of research included gendered terrorism, sisterarchy, race relations, and human rights in relation to economic empowerment, freedom from violence, imperialism and militarism. May has published some of her work in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World and Al Raida Journal for Women’s Studies, and is currently working at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) as their Thematic Programs Assistant. She has also contributed as a consultant and researcher to various gender programs carried out globally. May also runs her own event planning business based in Toronto, which allows her to travel and meet inspiring people all over the world.

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