Field(s) of expertise: 
Human Rights
Areas of Impact: 
Gender Equality

Personal information

Zoya Jureidini Rouhana

Contact information (Work)

KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation
+961 1 392221 & +961 1 392220
+961 3 101715

Work history

Previous Professions: 
  • Director, 2005 - present, KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation.
  • General Coordinator, 1997 - 2005, Lebanese Council to Resist Violence against Women.
  • General Coordinator, 1996 - 2008, The Arab Women's Court (an Arab Network to Resist Violence against Women).
  • Secretary of Women's Affairs, 1986 - 1995, Secours Populaire Libanais.
  • Member of the Executive Committee, 1979 - 1982, League of Lebanese Women's Rights.
  • Social and Economic Research Assistant, 1978 - 1985, The Consultation and Research Institute.

Major Achievements

Major achievements: 
  • Launching and managing drafting the law and the related campaign to protect women from family violence, 2007 - present.
  • Launching and managing the Silent Witness Exhibition in Lebanon, 2005.
  • Launching and managing the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence in Lebanon, 2005.
  • Launching and managing the Feminist Rights Campaign to amend the Personal Status Codes, 1998
  • Organizing the second regional public hearing on violence against women and the personal status codes in Beirut, 1998.
  • Establishing and operating the hotline service for abused women in Lebanon, 1997.
  • Establishing and managing the Listening and Counseling Center for Abused Women in Lebanon, 1997.
  • Organizing the first regional public hearing on violence against women in the Arab world in Beirut, 1995.
  • Organizing several regional meetings meetings on violence against women.


  • The U.S. Secretary of State's International Women of Courage award, March 2007.

Competences & Skills

Field(s) of Expertise: 
  • Gender Based Violence (emphasis Violence on Women)
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Trafficking in Women and Children
  • Arabic
  • English