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Alex McCarthy
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Alex McCarthy

Alex McCarthy is the International Advocacy Programme Officer at Musawah, the global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family. She previously served as Musawah’s Communications Programme Officer, and in communications and advocacy roles in the United States Senate and non-profit and academic organisations in the USA and UK. She is an Editorial Co-Coordinator...

Amal Elmohandes
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Amal Elmohandes

Amal Elmohandes completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a major in English and Comparative Literature (2000), and obtained a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, with a focus on Gender and Women’s Studies (2002). Since 2001, she gained experience in the fields of research, developmental...

Najia Haneefi
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Najia Haneefi

A dedicated outspoken feminist activist and fearless radio journalist with extensive experience in leading campaigns and protests for women’s civil and political rights, for which received, the UK International Service Human Rights Award for the Defence of the Human Rights (2007). She also successfully managed, fundraised and coordinated rights-based and women’s empowerment programs and projects...

Mona Tajali
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Mona Tajali

Dr Mona Tajali is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Women’s Studies at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and an affiliate of the Middle East Studies programme at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies. Her areas of expertise are gender and politics, human rights, and social movements in Muslim countries. Her current...

Homa Hoodfar
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Homa Hoodfar

Homa Hoodfar is Professor of Anthropology, Emerita, at Concordia University, Montreal. Describing herself as an academic in the service of civil society, Professor Hoodfar has also been actively involved in Research and Publication Division of Women Living Under Muslim Laws Network’s whose mission has been to promote gender equality and plural democracy, since 1980s. Her ...

Vrinda Narain
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Vrinda Narain

Vrinda Narain is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, McGill University. Professor Narain is a Member of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Faculty of Law at McGill University. She is the recipient of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice’s 2017 Charles D. Gonthier Fellowship. Her research and teaching focus...

Naureen Shameem
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Naureen Shameem

Naureen Shameem is the Manager of the Advancing Universal Rights and Justice initiative at AWID, which aims to challenge fundamentalisms and fascisms worldwide. She also coordinates the collaborative Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) project. Naureen is an activist and human rights lawyer, with experience in research and international advocacy. She was previously Women...