Arab Women's Rights: Past, Present, and Future Challenges

  • 902 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

A Talk by: Magda M. Elsanousi Omer
Lebanon Country Director and Director of the Middle East Regional
Gender Equality Program, OXFAM GB. 

Magda Mohammed Elsanousi Omer is the Oxfam Great Britain Country Director for Lebanon, where she also directs Oxfam?s Middle East Regional Gender Equality Program. She is currently leading a women?s empowerment program with an innovative Arab Spring strategy. Magda has extensive experience working in the area of gender justice with a special focus on engaging men and boys in promoting gender equality. She holds Masters degrees in both Rural Development and Gender and Development from the University of Sussex. She worked previously in several capacities for Oxfam GB in Yemen, and with several organizations and research teams in Sudan. 

Sponsored by SIPA's Gender Policy Working Group, the Middle East Institute, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and SIPA's Economic and Political Development Concentration.