Sima is a legal advisor with Al Mustakbal Foundation for Strategic and Policy Studies, an institution that addresses economic, legal and regulatory issues in Palestine. She provides pro bono services to individuals and charities as well as legal consultations to individuals and international organizations.
While on the Fellowship, Sima will develop a project to strengthen Palestinian women’s participation in political life. Her project seeks to combat limited participation of women in the political process, violence against women and traditional norms that subjugate and marginalize women. Sima’s project will involve awareness raising among women, men and youth, capacity development of women and working with lawyers and journalists to develop public interest strategies that advance women’s involvement in the public sphere.