Roua Al Taweel - new PhD Researcher

In her research project, Roua addresses the question of truth and justice in Syria through investigating non-SEA gendered harms such as economic and civil rights, political participation, and mental health.

Using a multidisciplinary methodology, Roua argues that a comprehensive intersectional approach to transitional justice processes in Syria is necessary to address the root causes of conflict-induced atrocities and, hence, achieve a transformative gender justice.

Roua has a dual MA diploma in Women's and Gender Studies (Poland/UK. 2014-2016). For the past few years, Roua has worked, as a freelance consultant and analyst, closely with Syrian women-led and feminist organisations to explore Syrian Women’s experience of conflict, as well as their participation and representation in various fields, including governance, civic engagement, and media.

That came as an extension to several years of earlier engagement in the humanitarian and development fields including community and youth engagement initiatives with local, IDPs and refugee communities.

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