Get to know Rasha

Rasha Jarhum is a Senior Development Policy Advisor and Expert on Women, Peace, and Security. Jarhum has been working in the humanitarian and development fields, and advocating for Human Rights including women and refugees rights for over 15 years. She is also a civil society activist and development campaigner. 

She's currently the MENA Regional Gender and Advocacy Manager for the Regional Gender Justice Programme at Oxfam. Jarhum has worked with various international organisations including UNDP, UNICEF, JICA, ESCWA and University of Beirut. She is a member of the Women's Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) and member of the GSX Working Group on Preventing Violent Extremism by Educating for Rights, Peace, and Pluralism. She's also a member of ESCR- Net - International Network for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. Jarhum produced research on social protection, gender in fragility, and civic engagement. 

Rasha has a Masters degree in International Business Management from the University of Nottingham. Jarhum is also an Aspen New Voices Fellow for 2016 with Aspen Institute, USA. She is Co-founder of House of Ideas a Yemeni local NGO and founder of With Aden Initiative.