Dima Jirjis was born in Iraq and came to Denmark at the age four with her family as refugees. Growing up among different cultures, Dima is deeply interested in understanding and interacting with people from various parts of the world. During her BA studies in Intercultural Education and Arabic, her interest in working with children and young people grew. Through volunteer work, Dima has participated in and organized camps for refugee children living in asylum centers in Zealand, Denmark. In her spare time, she teaches Arabic to children and adults. She is currently undertaking her MA in Development and International Relations with an emphasis on Global Refugee Studies in Copenhagen. Dima is concerned with inequality and social injustice when it comes to gender, culture and religion and she seeks to work on these matters through her education and future occupation.
Updated May 2020
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Presenting the Podcast Series: 'Stories From the Unity of the Realm'
In this podcast series the 2020 Copenhagen Fellows delve into some of the topics covered in the 2020 Copenhagen Fellowship. Find out more about the podcasts here.
'Stories From the Unity of the Realm' - Episode 1: 'Educate Yourself'
How much do Danes actually know about the Unity of the Realm? Find out by listening to 2020 Fellows Dima, Mahela, and Aastha's contribution to the Podcast Series with the episode 'Educate Yourself'.
Humanity in Action Denmark Announces the 2020 Danish Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 24 Fellows from Denmark were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.