Vera Baboun

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Vera Baboun

From 2012 to 2017, Vera Baboun was the first female mayor of Bethlehem, West Bank. Hitherto she taught English Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Bethlehem/Palestine. Baboun is member of the Higher Presidential Committee for Churches’ Affairs/Palestine, the Jassir Arafat Foundation and the International Impact Committee for Women Mayors Network in Washington D.C. She is a Palestinian Christian and part of a minority in her country. Bethlehem and West Bank are highly influenced by the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

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Peace must grow from within

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Worldwide, democracy has to face many challenges nowadays. The Agenda 2030 of the United Nations identifies the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies worldwide as one of its key goals. From 8th to 9th February 2018, the Dresden Forum for International Politics focused on the question, how can peaceful social relations be achieved and sustained? Vera Baboun, former mayor of Bethlehem, attended the panel discussion “peace must grow from within – but how?” She is persistent in her effort to conclude peace not only in Palestine and Israel but also worldwide.



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