Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten



Marah Hanoon


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Marah Hanoon is a B.A student at birzeit University , palestine . She is majoring in Business administration in a Bachelor degree, with the intention to pursue a master's degree in gender studies.Her previous experience with every women everywhere to address violence against women, right to education program and as an intern with the young Christian women association,sparks her interest. her study abroad includes a summer school at the German-Jordanian University in Amman, and the Center for Global Politics at Freie Universität Berlin ,also she has been selected as a Youth Ambassador, One of two palestinian Representatives to attend Women2Women program in the Unites States and a semester abroad within the european union with Erasmus program. Recently, she has enrolled in the “Violence, Forced Migration and Exile: Trauma in the Arab World and in Germany” DAAD project. Her research interests revolve around economics and sociology.


Marah´s current research project investigates Palestinian women’s entrepreneurs as a way of resistance. Women’s resistance acts consist of both tangible survival strategies and numerous ideological coping strategies.This research trace women’s economic practices of creating their own business,to support themselves ,their families, and community with the aim to highlight the complex of jointly indigenous interplay between women’s economic engagement and the various social and political power structures. It is dispute that Palestinian women, although building their own independency while living under Israeli occupation-imposed physical restriction as acts of resistance against the occupation, are moreover actually capturing an opportunity to surreptitiously challenge and comfort internal patriarchal forms of control