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Samar ElHussieny

Samar ElHussieny

2012 Fellow
Women's Initiative Fellowship Program

Samar El Hussieny has worked in the human rights field since 2005. She has been active in civil society projects dedicated to human rights education, election monitoring, and minority rights. She worked as a program officer at the Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies, and is pursuing a master’s degree in political science.

Hussieny was an activist during the Egyptian revolution and an election monitor during the 2012 presidential vote, and she continues to work to promote freedom and democracy. She seeks to support reform movements and non-violent revolutions in the Arab world and beyond.

Hussieny plans to run for national office and eventually for president of Egypt.