An active journalist and activist since 1993, when she began working for The Jordan Times. Her writing catalyzed the 1998 formation of the National Jordanian Committee to Eliminate so-called Crimes of Honor. She then authored Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime. She has served as a regional coordinator for the United Nation's Development Fund for Women UNWomen and as an advisor to the U.S. government-funded human rights organization Freedom House. She has received multiple local and international awards including a medal from Jordan's King Abdullah II in 2007, the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism in 2003, the Human Rights Watch Award in 2000, the Reebok Human Rights Award in 1998.