Ute BeuckHead of Office
After finishing her university education with degrees in economics and socio-economics she moved on 1998 to the Palestinian Territories where she worked with different Palestinian and German organizations in the fields of human rights and civic education. Moving back to Germany, she was from 2008 to 2013 head of the Regional Unit for the Near and Middle East, North Africa and Turkey of Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin. She has been with RLS as the head of the office in Ramallah since March 2017.
Salam HamdanProgram Manager
M.A in International Studies – has been with the RLS since May 2008. She has worked with different Palestinian NGOs as well as with the Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs. She brings with her university teaching experience and she was and is still voluntarily active with the civil society, most particularly in the women’s movement.
Issa RabadiProgram Manager
M.A in Development Studies – joined RLS on August 2013. He has worked with different Palestinian NGOs since 1993. He is vice president of the Palestinian Union for Social Workers and Psychologists, and is an active volunteer with different civil society organizations and unions.
Ola DaragmehAdministrative & Procurement Manager & Project Coordinator
B.A. in Business Administration/ Birzeit University – started to work with RLS in September 2008. She brings with her experience in procurements, project management and administrative responsibility with the private and NGO sectors.
Haitham KhalifehFinancial Manager
B.A in Accounting, Master in Business Administration, and Certified Management Accountant Certificate (CMA). He has been with the RLS since May 2011, he brings along financial management experience from the private and NGO sectors.
Wafa ArafatFinancial Officer
B.A in Finance and Banking – has been with RLS since July 2013. She brings with her financial management experience from the NGO sector.
Bessan ShehadaProject Coordinator Gaza
B.A. in Public Administration from University of Jordan. She has five years of professional experience working as a journalist. She joined RLS in March 2015 in Gaza. She is an outspoken human rights defender, especially when it comes to the social justice and political rights of youth and women. She is particularly active on social media networks in exposing injustice and voicing the concerns, interests and aspirations of young Palestinians in her society to the world.