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Co-Founder of HarassMap
Engy Ghozlan has been working on gender and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) for over 15 years. She coordinated the first anti-sexual harassment campaign at the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights in 2007. She worked for eight years at the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) on gender mainstreaming, strengthening women's rights and civic engagement. In 2010, Ghozlan co-funded Harassmap.org, an initiative that targets fighting sexual harassment in Egypt. She currently works as a gender focal point and a program officer at the Swiss Development Cooperation.
Associate professor and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Hani Henry is an associate professor and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at AUC. Henry received his PhD in clinical psychology from Miami University in Ohio in 2006. He has been intensely involved in the areas of teaching, research and psychotherapy. He is also a member of the American Psychological Association and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. Henry’s research interests are spirituality and mental health, women empowerment, immigration, acculturation, and the process of loss and mourning. Henry is an active practitioner and a clinical supervisor who received his clinical training in two U.S. university counseling centers, a psychology clinic, and a school-based mental health program. He previously provided clinical supervision to psychosocial workers at African-Middle East Refugee Assistance.
Development consultant and researcher
Hala Shukrallah is a sociologist and activist. She was a founder of a number of NGOs – both feminist and community-based- during the 1980’s. Shukrallah established and headed the Development Support Center, a consultancy and research organization, which was later shut down. She was elected president of the Dostour Party following the departure of its founder Dr. Mohamed El Baradei and became the first woman in the Arab region to hold this position through elections. She has, since 2015, resigned the position and at present does part-time consultancies with various institutions, both as a development strategist and researcher. Shukrallah studied at Sussex University, UK for her Masters and at London University for her PhD.
UN Women Egypt Country Representative
UN Women Egypt Country Representative Christine Arab has over 20 years of experience in developing, leading and monitoring gender equality and human rights programs, primarily working for the UN. More recently, she has been providing technical expertise to UN agencies, UN country teams and the Canadian government as an independent consultant. For more than 15 years, Arab designed and conducted research on child and gender-responsive social protection, violence against women and children, perceptions of women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality and leadership. Arab has twice served as country representative for UN Women and has held numerous posts at UN Women HQ, including program specialist for the Arab States and Afghanistan. She holds a Master of Arts in political science from Dalhousie University.