The Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) is hosting a public lecture titled "On the Ground in Gaza: The Destruction of Humanitarian Capacities" on Monday, May 20, 2024, at 4:00 PM Doha time. Rasha Abushaban, as a human rights activist with an extensive field experience in humanitarian work in Gaza, will talk about the destruction of humanitarian aid capacities in Gaza. The discussion will cover human rights violations, challenges to humanitarian access, the targeting of humanitarian workers, and the direct field implications of these issues.

Rasha Abushaban serves as a human rights officer at the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and holds over 15 years of experience in humanitarian aid, protection, and human rights advocacy in Gaza. Prior to joining the United Nations, Rasha worked for various Palestinian civil society organizations and international NGOs in Palestine, focusing on initiatives and campaigns that promote women's rights, child protection, youth empowerment, and disability rights. She holds a Master of Letters (MLitt) in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and a Master of Science (MSc) in Development Management from the University of Birmingham, UK. Rasha is presenting the lecture in her personal capacity. 

The lecture will be conducted remotely via Zoom and streamed live on the center's social media platforms. Simultaneous translation from Arabic into English will be provided.

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