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Major Positions

President of the Association for Combating Violence Against Women.
Member of the Moroccan Organization for Human Rights.
Founding member of the Karama Arab Network.

Major Accomplishments

Saadia Wadah is a lawyer and human rights activist working in the field of combating violence against women. She received her Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Private Law from the University Hassan II, Casablanca. As a lawyer, she has been an attorney at the Casablanca Bar from 1985-present, and has served as a member of the Arab Court Coordinating Committee, Member of the Office of Young Lawyers Association from 1989-1991, Member of the Council of the Bar Association from 2000-2003, and Member of the Board of the Casablanca Bar Association from 2015-2017. She has also represented the Lawyer’s Committee of the Arab Union of Women Lawyers at various international conferences, and formed neighborhood youth associations regarding the Family Code.

Wadah also has a highly accomplished career as a human rights activist. She became a member of the Association for Combating Violence Against Women (AMVEF) in 1996, and since then, served as President of AMVEF from 2000-2003, and as Vice President of AMVEF from 2007-2011. From 2000-2003, Wadah was a member of the Bureau of the Moroccan Organization for Human Rights (OMDH). She has been a member of the National Council of Human Rights since 2011, a founding member of the Karama Arab Network since 2007, and a member of Against Violence Against Women since 2000.

Last modified: 01/09/2019

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