Resistance is Her
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Join us for an important and timely panel discussion exploring the power and influence of women in activism, struggle and political resistance in North Africa, from the colonial period to the present day.
Yousra Elbagir is an award-winning journalist currently working as a foreign affairs correspondent for Channel 4 News. As a reporter and writer, Yousra works to push counter-narratives to the forefront of international media one engage young audiences through innovative storytelling. Her work has been featured on HBO, Channel 4, BBC Africa, BBC Radio 4, CNN, The Financial Times, The Guardian and many more. Born in Sudan, Yousra is fluent in Arabic and English. Graduating from the University of St. Andrews, with a MA (Hons) in Social Anthropology. As a Freelance Correspondent, for Vice News Tonight on HBO she has covered stories including a child gambling crisis in Kenya, Russia’s first gay married couple seeking asylum in the Netherlands, riots over social media tax in Uganda and Israel’s deported African migrants. While covering these stories Yousra is heavily involved in the creative process making sure her style and vision is geared towards authentic storytelling for a young, engaged and relevant audience.
Mashid Mohadjerin’s work explores the boundaries between art and documentary photography, focusing on social injustice, activism, and misrepresentation in image making. Over the last 15 years she has produced many features addressing topics such as migration, displacement, borders, cultural and social alienation and the quest for cultural identity. Her latest project is part of her PhD in the Arts, highlighting the role of women in recent uprisings and revolutions in the Middle East and beyond.
Ouissal Harize is a PHD student at Durham University. Her work is currently exploring women’s role in the first Algerian revolution of liberation and their role in the current revolution, alongside research in film and Arab literature.
Laila Alodaat is a human rights lawyer specialising in international law of armed conflicts and the human rights of women. During her practice, she focused on accountability for international crimes and the responsibility to protect. She holds a BA in Law, LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice from SOAS and is a qualified trainer of international humanitarian law.
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