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Honey Thaljieh

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

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Breakout Session: Save the Dream: Sport for Peace, Sustainable and Inclusive Development
26 April

Honey Thaljieh is the co-founder of women’s football in Palestine, the first captain of the Palestinian national team, and the first Arab woman to obtain a FIFA Master and work at FIFA. Thaljieh defied all social restrictions and political barriers, and became a role model to women and girls throughout the Arab world. Today, Honey continues her efforts as ambassador and member of influential international organizations around the world to empower women and children through sports, and to promote equality and non-violence through football. As Corporate Communications Manager for FIFA, Honey designs and implements pro-social football programs around the world.

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