Dr Lina AbiRafeh

Executive Director of the Arab Institute for Women, Named in the Gender Equality Top 100

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Read what people had to say about Dr Lina at their events:

“Dr. Lina Abirafeh presents informed, deep, insightful and topical analysis on global Equality, Equity, Rights and Social justice issues. She has excellent analysis from a policy, strategic and operational perspective, owing to her excellent and diverse experience at the three levels in conflict, post conflict and peace building contexts. This is also coupled with her broad research work at the academic level, setting her apart as a strategic speaker. Further, Dr. Abirafeh is widely informed and consistently triangulates her analysis and insights within real time political and socio-economic changes and challenges. Most notably, as a speaker she has the ability to solidify her dialogues and discussions with examples and case studies that fully captivate diverse audiences. I hereby recommend Dr. Abirafeh highly for strategic speaking roles.” - Njoki Kinyanjui, UN Department of Peace Operations

"Dr AbiRafeh hits you hard with the harsh reality that faces women's lives. Pointed, eloquent, with heart and wit, she brings home the message - that violence is so pervasive in women's lives and, to change that, all of society must change - its people and institutions" - April, UN OCHA

  • 2015 – Current Executive Director of the Arab Institute for Women
  • 2009 – Current Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Specialist for the UN
  • 2018 - Named in the Gender Equality Top 100: The Most Influential People in Global Policy
  • 2015 – Presented a TEDx Talk on ‘Women’s Safety in a Violent World’
  • Author of Gender and International Aid in Afghanistan: The Politics and Effects of Intervention