Maysoun Odeh: Empowering Palestinian women through radio

In this episode, Rafeef and Tayla are joined by Maysoun Odeh, Palestinian entrepreneur and co-founder and director of “NISAA”, the first Arabic radio station in the Middle East that is run by women for women. Launched in 2010, NISAA’s mission is to transform the perception of “women’s role in society by highlighting their social engagement, successes, and creativity.” Maysoun has worked to help inform and inspire Palestinian to assert their rights and empower themselves.



  • Check out the NISAA FM, co-founded and directed by Maysoun.  
  • Watch Maysoun talk about the aim of NISAA as a social enterprise and the importance of empowering women here.
  • Read about how NISAA radio station helps empower Palestinian women in a patriarchal society but more restrictively under Israeli occupation.

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