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 projects, education and gender, where in the latter her expertise focused on issues of sexual violence in the public sphere and women human rights defenders (WHRDs). She also has experience in working and liaising with different international and regional organizations and networks, and worked extensively in the fields of international advocacy and campaigning. She also has experience in training on issues related to documentation and gender mainstreaming, ways to tackle sexual violence and international advocacy, in addition to anti-sexual violence policies. The institutions she joined include the Social Research Center at AUC, the AERI Institutional Linkages Project (MUCIA), the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt (BFCE) and Nazra for Feminist Studies. She is also an individual member at the Women Human Rights Defenders Regional Coalition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and published several articles on the issues of feminist solidarity, sexual violence and international advocacy.