Rula Quawas


Age: 57

Jordanian academic and feminist known for her advocacy for women's advancement in Jordan who was removed as dean of the University of Jordan' over a video project in which her female students exposed the sexual harassment they endured on campus when she helped students in her feminist theory class for the video project in 2012 to address the sexual abuse (cat calls, groping in public spaces, unwanted encounters with men trying to pick them up on the streets) that had become rampant in Jordan.

Cause of Death: Complications from a biopsy she was having performed during which her aorta ruptured

Born: February 25, 1960

Died: July 25, 2017

Amman, Jordan