Maysoun Odeh Gangat

Ashoka Fellow
Ramallah, Palestine
Fellow Since 2012
96 NISAA FM
Related TopicsCivic Engagement, Media

Citation

This profile was prepared when Maysoun Odeh Gangat was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
Introduction
Maysoun Odeh Gangat is a Palestinian social entrepreneur who persevered to start the first commercial Arabic language women’s radio station and website in the Levant, called 96 NISAA FM (meaning women). Maysoun is empowering women in and through the media, by providing a platform for all actors (public, private and government) to discuss women’s issues and by engaging both men and women in solution-oriented discussions concerning pressing women’s issues.
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