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Dr. Siham Rayale (PhD) has over a decade of experience working on and developing global 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 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. Prior to joining NCCM, Siham 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 Hall at York University, and a PhD from SOAS.