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Wafa’ Al-Makhamreh

  • Christianity
  • Jordan
  • Female
  • Jordan
  • Western Asia
  • KAICIID Fellows

Biography Narrative

Wafa’ Al-Makhamreh is the head of the International Organizations Division at the Directorate for Cultural and International Relations in the Ministry of Education of Jordan. She is responsible for fostering international cooperation between the Ministry and a number of regional, national and international organizations. Wafa has a master’s degree in translation from Yarmouk University, Irbid, and a bachelor’s in English language (translation) from the University of Applied Sciences in Amman.

Wafa’ is interested in social work and believes that every person in his or her society has a role to play in peacebuilding and citizenship. She is a member of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in Fuheis, her hometown, and a trainer with the Berghof Foundation.

She has been an activist in the field of interfaith and intercultural dialogue since 2013. She believes that education is the most powerful tool that can be used to change the world. Therefore she has been involved in many activities to empower youth in civic and nonviolence education as well as interfaith and intercultural dialogue.

Interreligious Activities and Initiatives

The role of women in promoting a culture of dialogue as a way of life in multi-religious societies

Women play a major role in society. We cannot deny their role in promoting a culture of dialogue, encouraging family and community dialogue, and promoting communication, love, coexistence and peace among the followers of different religions. The initiative is a series of workshops for students in universities and schools, which will be trained through interactive programmes such as theater, sports and reading, cartoon cards, etc. The learning strategies will highlight the importance of women’s participation in peace-building and dialogue and identifying problems that hinder women’s participation and propose solutions. The initiative will also include some religious site visits.