Fida is the Director of Shatil Haifa and the Northern Region of Israel, and leads the shared society programs at Shatil as well. She was born in Nazareth, and grew up in Neve Shalom, an Arab-Jewish village. She has two daughters. Fida holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Tel-Hai College and a master’s degree in Gender Studies from Bar Ilan University.
Fida has always strived to learn and develop personally and professionally. She has participated in different courses, including Conflict Management, Community Organizers for Social Change, Facilitators Training.
Besides her passion for learning, Fida is committed to advancing social justice. For the last 25 years, Fida has dedicated her life to women’s empowerment and social change. Her activism started as a young woman Volunteer at the Hotline for Victims of Sexual Violence.
Fida work as Coordinator of the Awareness Raising Project at “Women Against Violence” for 13 years and became to be the Director of the Social Change Unit at Women Against Violence.
Prior to Shatil, Fida was the co-director at Mahapach-Taghir since 2013. Mahapach-Taghir means ‘change’. The organization is a feminist grassroots Jewish-Arab initiative for social change, established to promote a shared society in Israel with equal opportunities for all.
She is also a member of the National Secretariat of Hadash – The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality. Fida is on the Hadash list (number 8) during the 2019 elections.