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RE17 Conference Panelist

Siham Rayale

Dr. Siham Rayale (PhD) has over a decade of experience working on and developing policy and programming that promotes women’s political and economic empowerment. Siham’s research and advocacy has focused on issues relating to women, peace and security with an emphasis on security-sector and legal reform in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Siham has extensive experience working in complex humanitarian environments and leading research that promotes feminist social transformation and foreign policy.


Siham is a Senior Policy Analyst at Global Affairs Canada and prior to joining GAC she has worked in the non-profit sector and academia where she taught courses focusing on development theory and praxis. She has a Masters in Development from York University, an LLM from Osgoode at York University, and a PhD from SOAS.

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