Reem Wael

Brief Biography:

With a solid professional and educational background, Reem has 13 years of experience working on gender transformative approaches with NGOs, international organizations, corporates and educational institutions. She holds a PhD from SOAS, University of London for which she studied the role of civil society in closing the gap between women and the law in South Africa. She did her ethnographic fieldwork in Kwazulu Natal and Gauteng; in addition, she worked on numerous research projects including baseline and evaluation studies as well as investigative research. Reem currently owns and manages Tannour Consultants, a consultancy company based in Egypt and working on gender issues through training, research and policy, and creative campaigns, focusing on the Middle East and Africa. Among her many assignments, she wrote sexual harassment and gender policies for various businesses and education institutions, ran trainings and created and coordinated campaigns on domestic violence, sexual harassment and male engagement. She was the Executive Director of HarassMap, a local NGO in Egypt working to end social acceptability of sexual harassment for the last 3 years. She worked as an independent consultant with various national and international organizations including the British Council and GOPA Worldwide.