Samah Mansur

Egypt

Samah has worked for women’s rights for more than ten years. She holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University. Currently, Samah is working as a Program Director of gender and peacebuilding at Communication Techniques for Development-ACT. Samah is also a founding member of the Arab Network for Monitoring the Image of Men and Women in Media, an NGO focused on ensuring equitable representation in the media. She has also assisted in the founding of the Aswatna (“our voices”) coalition, which focuses on further involving women in Egyptian society. She also assisted in the creation of the Shoft Taharosh (“I saw harassment”) initiative to combat harassment against women in Egypt. Samah was awarded a prize by the UN Women for the best research into fighting violence against women in 2013.