United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Palestine May 20, 2012 – August 6, 2012
Asma Jaber interned this summer with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Palestine. There she researched ways that movement restrictions impact educational access in general, with emphasis on female access to education and female employment as school teachers and administrators. Specifically, she focused on a case study in the Israeli occupied Old City of Hebron, where Palestinian movement is severely restricted. Asma conducted similar research on Palestinian women living in Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley. Also, Asma worked with the Welfare Association, a Palestinian nongovernmental development organization, to institutionalize internship programs in Palestinian universities that work on increasing job training opportunities for women.