Hussain Jawad - Chairman
Hussain is an active blogger on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and a human rights activist in Bahrain. Being part of a prominent, outspoken family he had opened his eyes. They have built up a name based on their struggle for political and social justice for Bahrainis and stood up against injustice, tyranny and autocracy. He was the: – Former Head of a team of researchers and thinkers in the National Project to Change the Reality of Bahraini Youth (Change). – Former Vice President of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR). – Former Head of Public Relations in the Bahraini Coalition to support the International Criminal Court. – Former Member of the international coalition to support the International Criminal Court – Netherlands. – Nominated as Minister Emeritus of Culture and Guidance in the Youth Government of Yemen for the years 2006-2007. – Member of Amnesty International. – Member of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. – Member of the Bahrain Youth Forum. – Intern in Bahrain Toastmasters Club. – Participated in the drafting of the National Strategy for Youth in Bahrain. – Participated in the discussion of the establishment of a Youth Parliament in Bahrain. – Participated in numerous conferences and courses in human rights, in Yemen, Bahrain Saudi Arabia, UAE, Netherlands, Switzerland, etc…
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NARIMAN SAIDANE - Deputy Chairman
Nariman is a first generation female Canadian with roots firmly based in Tunisia, North Africa. She is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta, holding a Bachelor of Arts where she majored in Political Science with a certificate of specialization in Middle Eastern and North African studies. Her education goals include the aim of studying law in Canada with a focus on international human rights law and humanitarian law. Her experience extends from community volunteer work to internships with internationally recognized NGO’s based in Washington, D.C and Geneva, Switzerland. These experiences have provided her with a comprehensive lens in which it is necessary for her to further learn how human rights law can serve as a tool for genuine change. Furthermore, her education and international experience has enabled her to continue to develop her skills and knowledge in the human rights field.
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FATIMA AL HALWACHI - Head of Monitoring & Documentation
Fatima is a Bahraini-Swedish citizen who lived part of her childhood in Stockholm, Sweden where they were granted political asylum in 1987. She is presently a student at Bahrain Polytechnic, majoring in Business Management. She is a human-rights activist and currently volunteers for Islamic Action Society (Amal) of which her parents are founding members.
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AHMED AL-HADDAD - Head of International & Public Relations
Ahmed is a young activist in the field of politics and human rights. He became involved in student & youth activism at an early age of life, and was elected as a president of student council twice. He also lectured in various workshops about politics & human rights in the Middle East coordinated by Amnesty International. Since 2008 Ahmed presented the Bahraini political history and uprisings in various international conferences exposing human rights and Middle East politics. He has been influential in shaping responses to the atrocities in Bahrain around the world by engaging with European and American policymakers in his advocacy efforts. Lately he helped in publishing a German Master degree thesis on “Political Opposition in Bahrain”. He is a member of Amnesty International and a former member of the Undergraduate Student Government.
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ASMA DARWISH - Head of Information & Media Relations
Asma is a blogger, a Human Rights activist and an undergraduate Business student at Bahrain Polytechnic. She was born in October 1990 and is a proficient speaker in Arabic, English and Farsi. In addition to her academic studies she contributes to the development of her society through devoting her capabilities and skills in order to improve the situation of human rights in Bahrain. She has also been involved in many social, political and human rights initiatives inside and outside Bahrain.
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Gadear Ayed - Head of Research & Studies
Gadear graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, she is currently in the process of completing her Master’s degree in Bio-Analysis from Birkbeck University, London. She has also volunteered with a number of human rights and charitable organizations including Amnesty International, British Red Cross, Cancer Research UK and non-governmental organisations including Justice for Bahrain (campaigning for justice and fundamental rights in Bahrain) and other smaller organizations.
Elaine lives in Ireland, and works with adults that have a mental disability, enabling them to have an independent life & work in the community. She is interested in human rights, social media, and reading. She supports the people of Bahrain in their struggle for freedom & democracy, visiting Bahrain on many occasions & organizing and participating in protests in Ireland in solidarity with the People of Bahrain.
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