The Stories Of Our Supporters

October 17

Interview with Max Vadukul

Interview with Max Vadukul   Max Vadukul is a Milano-based contemporary photographer noted for his art reportage photography and his signature black-and-white portraiture style.   “In conflict zones, Arab women face not just physical dangers but also systemic disempowerment, often experiencing gender-specific violence like sexual assault and forced marriages. Humanitarian aid helps but isn’t a […]

September 14

Interview with Dr. Amal Al-Malki

Interview with Dr Amal Al-Malki   Dr Amal Al-Malki is a Qatari scholar, educator, and advocate of women’s rights and gender equality.   “What Intisar Foundation has done is exemplary in such a short time. The wonderful aspect about its work is that it’s the clear identification of their cause and the direct way of tackling […]

July 7

Interview with Badr Jafar

Interview with Badr Jafar   Badr Jafar is the CEO of Crescent Enterprises, President of Crescent Petroleum, and Founder of the Pearl Initiative.   “Philanthropy in the Arab world is no longer confined to individual acts of charity. We are now witnessing the evolution of strategic philanthropy, where donors and organizations are looking beyond short-term […]

March 16

Interview with Nina Hoas

Interview with Nina Hoas   Nina Hoas is the Head of Philanthropy Advisory at the largest royal family-owned private banking and asset management group LGT.   “Practice strategic philanthropy that supports changing whole systems. I’ve seen this happen when philanthropists and foundations find each other and start funding towards the same goals, usually aligned with […]

March 14

Interview with H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein

Interview with H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein   H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein is the Chairman of the largest royal family-owned private banking and asset management group LGT, and the founder of Lightrock and LGT Venture Philanthropy.   “I’m convinced there is a significant opportunity to have a bigger and better […]

June 14

Interview with Aziza Nait Sihaba

Aziza Nait Sihaba is an Executive Editor and Senior Anchor at France 24, and Founder of Taja Sport.   “ I’m really impressed with all the work done by the Intisar Foundation, because it’s really rare for an organisation to address mental health and psychological wellbeing, especially of women, and especially in the Arab world. […]

April 6

Interview with HH Sayyida Basma Al Said

HH Sayyida Basma Al Said is the founder of Whispers of Serenity, the first private clinic specialised in mental health and wellbeing in Muscat, Oman.   “ When we talk about women who have been through war and violence, PTSD hits them so hard but much later on, because they carry so much on their […]

February 7

Interview with Richard Hougham

Richard Hougham is a drama therapist, Principal Lecturer and Course Leader of the MA Drama and Movement Therapy programme at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, and Chair of the European Consortium of Arts Therapies Education (ECArTE)     Please tell us more about your journey from realising the psychological importance of […]

January 18

Interview with Philip Stoltzfus

Board Member, Intisar Foundation   ” Women are the deliberate target of war’s greatest crimes, as a means of destroying communities. The Intisar Foundation seeks to enable these women to restore their lives. I can’t think of a more vital mission. “   Please tell us more about why you decided to lend your invaluable […]

January 18

Interview with Karma Ekmekji

Board Member, Intisar Foundation     ” Arab women are being affected in so many different ways. But from where I sit, I think the pressing challenge is being absent from the decision making table. Inclusion is the first and essential step to address many of the challenges that Arab women face.” Karma Ekmekji is a Mediation […]

December 7

Interview with HRH Princess Dina Mired

Immediate Past President for Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)   What has inspired you to lend your invaluable support to the Intisar Foundation?   I had been a close friend of HH Sheikha Intisar much before she established the Intisar Foundation, and so I was lucky to be a constant witness of the evolution […]

December 7

Interview with Samar Dudin

Regional Director and Head of Programmes at Ruwwad   ” The Intisar Foundation drama therapy sessions were held in a safe, private part of our community center in East Amman… I remember how HH Sheikha Intisar stepped forward and coached one of the women to raise her voice, take the stance, even to shout out […]

November 2

Interview with Dr. Lina Haddad Kreidie

Advisor at the Technical Committee of Intisar Foundation   “We at Intisar Foundation urge the world to know that Arab women are no longer to be seen as mere victims but shall be empowered to become change makers who help develop their communities and create a more sustainable Peace environment in their countries.”   How […]

September 7

Interview with H.E. Christian Nakhlé

Board Member, Intisar Foundation   “There is the need to act and not just condemn”   H.E. Christian Nakhlé is an Ambassador (on leave) and the Chairman of Suez & Levant Consultancy.   “Intisar Foundation has greatly contributed to improving the self-esteem of those women who now feel safe in an environment that improves their […]

September 6

Interview with Marianne Kafena

Board Member, Intisar Foundation   Marianne Kafena is a Partner at Harbottle & Lewis LLP.   “Every woman who can find healing through drama therapy can also share that new voice within her family and in her wider community. Empowering women in this way makes each a true agent for healing change in a region […]

September 5

Interview with Dr. Nora Berra

HE Nora Berra, French physician, formerly elected at the European Parliament (2009-2014), former French Minister for Seniors (2009-2010) and former French Minister for Health (2010-2012).     “Art and drama therapy approaches are not widely used in Arab countries, and therefore we need to honor and congratulate Intisar Foundation for having invested in it for […]