MENA Program Officer
Dinah Lakehal is a Program Officer at GNWP, and the focal point for the Middle East and North Africa. Dinah is involved in the work on Localization; Financing for WPS; NAP development, engaging the Media in WPS; and global advocacy.
Dinah holds a double-degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Rollins College, with a focus on political and social ethics, international political economy, and feminist philosophy. She will be continuing her studies in Human Rights Law in New York City. She has extensive experience in conducting research, including spending six months in Buenos Aires writing a research thesis on the politics of memory and human rights in Argentina.
Fluent in French, Arabic, Spanish, and English, Dinah also contributes to GNWP’s communications by assisting with publications, translations, and research. She was a data analyst and co-author of Sustaining Peace: Women Civil Society Perspectives; and contributed to GNWP’s No Money, No NAP: Manual for Costing and Budgeting National Action Plans on UNSCR 1325. She also contributed extensively to GNWP’s reporting and monitoring project, “UNSCR 1325 Progress Scorecard” in several countries.
Prior to joining GNWP, Dinah previously worked with various civil society organizations, on women’s rights and refugee advocacy, in both her home country, Morocco, and the United States. She also worked as an editor and columnist for a news organization in Rabat, Morocco. She is passionate about civil society activism and is excited to be part of a successful women-led organization and building on her experience and knowledge of the Women, Peace, and Security; Youth, Peace, and Security; and Sustaining Peace agendas.