HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal

HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Jordan)

princess-basma-bint-talal-jordanFor more than 20 years, has worked nationally, regionally, and internationally to promote human development, gender equity and the well-being of children; founding chairperson of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), formerly known as the Queen Alia Fund for Social Development (QAF), the first non-governmental organization to address development issues at the national level in Jordan; in 1992, initiated the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and became its chairperson, establishing JNCW Forum in 1995; also became president of the Mabarrat Um Al Hussein, a pioneering orphanage providing full care, education, and vocational training; currently provides leadership for more than 25 local and national institutions and societies; was voted Arab Woman of the Year in 1995; awarded the Grand Cordon of the Jewelled Al Nahda “Renaissance” by His Majesty the late King Hussein in 1994 in recognition of her development and humanitarian efforts for her country.