Family Lawyer specialist in Sharia’a Law
Dala is a young Lebanese lawyer and mediator who specialises in family law, mainly in Sharia’a issues, with a specific focus on women’s rights.
As a certified CPM and CEDR mediator, Dala is a consultant at the Lebanese Mediation Centre at the Chamber of Commerce of Beirut and Mount-Lebanon. She has been offering her mediation services to under privileged communities in Northern Lebanon, acting as an instructor in Lebanese jails and as a family mediator for divorcing couples.
In a bid to promote the empowerment of youth and women and to encourage them to participate in the political process, Dala ran as the youngest independent candidate for the Beirut municipality in the 2010 elections. She is actively involved in civil society and is working towards increasing political choice and introducing new faces in the Lebanese Parliament. She believes that in order for a democracy to thrive, politics should not be left to politicians alone.
Dala is the editor, and one of the writers of Revolution by Love: Emerging Arab Youth Voices, published in the US in 2012.
She was chosen as a MENA young leader to participate in the UNAOC Fellowship for 2011, the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Program for 2012 and the Drapers Hills Summer Fellowship at Stanford University for 2013.
Dala holds a degree in Public & Private Law from Saint Joseph University in Beirut as well as a master’s in Management Studies..
BASED IN: Beirut, Lebanon
LANGUAGES: English, French and Arabic.
DALA IN PRINT
Ghandour for a Revolution by Love
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DALA ON LEBANESE MTV
DALA CAMPAIGNING FOR BEIRUT’S MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2010