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Manal Omar

Manal Omar is the Associate Vice-President for the Middle East and Africa Center at United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. Manal has over fifteen years working in the field of women’s rights, peacebuilding, humanitarian aid, and development. Manal is dedicated to creating a safe space for dialogue on current events in the Muslim and Arab world on identity, civil society, and women’s rights.


In 2003, I led a delegation of women from the United States to Afghanistan to celebrate International Women’s Day in Kabul.  There was a remarkable air of excitement and discussion about the potential advancements Afghanistan could make towards gender equality. Fast forward to over ten years later…

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