Habiba Abdelaal


Habiba Abdelaal is a former Nonresident Fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP); at TIMEP, her mandate focused on on sexual and gender-based violence in Egypt. She is currently a program associate for the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program at IREX focusing on coaching and mentoring a portfolio of participants, corresponding with participants and partners, and supporting participant and alumni activities in Tunisia. She is a public administrator and program specialist focusing on women and gender studies. She has volunteered and worked in many NGOs, civic initiatives, and social institutions in Egypt, across the MENA region, and in the United States—including grassroots Egyptian organizations fighting sexual assault such as Imprint and Harassmap—UN Women, The AHA Foundation, The Goethe Institute, and the Ohio University’s Women’s Center. You can follow her on Twitter at @habiba_abdelaal.