H.E. Wafa Bani MustafaMember in the House of Representatives and the Chairperson of the Coalition of Women MPs from Arab Countries to Combat Violence against Women
MP. Bani Mustafa is a lawyer and a member of the Jordanian Parliament for three terms consecutively representing Jerash governorate. She is the first woman to chair a bloc in the Jordanian Parliament. She is a founder of the Jordanian Women caucus in 2013. She obtained her bachelor in law and her master’s in Psychological Counseling. She is the Chairperson of the Coalition of Women MPs from Arab Countries to Combat Violence against Women, which consists of 13 Arab countries. She is the Vice-Chair of the IPU Standing Committee on Sustainable Development.
She is a founder in the Forum of Arab Parliamentarians for Population and Development. Moreover, she was selected as one of the 50 international women leaders by Women in Public Life Initiative in the USA. She occupies the position of Women Political Leaders’ Ambassador to Jordan. At the beginning of 2019, she has been chosen among 210 women leaders for her activism in human and women’s rights by Khalil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace at the University of Maryland in the USA.
She is a member of the Climate Parliament, a member of IRENA Legislators Forum, and an international observer on the legislative elections within the international missions of the National Democratic Institute where she monitored the legislative elections in Tunisia twice and the legislative elections in Lebanon in 2018. She is an International Trainer on Elections’ Campaigns. She is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees in the Phenix Center for Economics & Informatics Studies, and she was a member of the board of trustees in the National Center for Human Rights.