Raufa Hassan

Raufa Hassan

The most influential figure in the career of Yemeni women and the prominent media figure on radio and television in the 1970s.

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Amat Al-Rauf Hassan Al-Sharqi known as Raufa was born on December 14, 1958, in Sanaa.  At the age of twelve, Raufa worked on children’s radio programs and then moved to the television industry at the beginning of its inauguration in Yemen back then. After that, she traveled to Cairo to continue her studies. Raufa came back later to work as the head of the investigations department in the official newspaper Al-Thawra in Yemen. 
After she finished her Ph.D., she entered the University of Sana’a and established the media Department there. She worked as a TV and Radio presenter and developer for women’s programs on Sanaa TV and Radio during the 1970s and 1980s. 

Dr. Raufa held various positions, including Deputy Head of the Technical Office at the Ministry of Media from 1984 to 1986, member of the International Women’s Union, Berlin 19-1991, member of the International Council of Women, London 91-1977, and many other positions.

She had many books and articles, including: loves me, does not love me, follows Gulf Twenty, Every Year Happy Eidiah. Her accomplishments did not stop there, but besides her proficiency in English and French, she was a permanent lecturer at many foreign universities.  She was known for her strong personality and clarity of the goals she was working for. 

she died in one of the hospitals in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Wednesday morning, April 27, 2011. God rest her soul.

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