Lina Abou-Habib

Senior Policy Fellow, Issam Fares Institute

Region(s): Middle East
Country of focus: Lebanon, Morocco, Syria
Based in Beirut, Lebanon

Lina Abou-Habib (@LinaAH1) is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut and the Senior Gender Research Consultant with the Euromed Feminist Initiative. Lina is also a strategic Middle East and North Africa Advisor for the Global Fund for Women, an NGO that funds grassroots women-led movements.

Her work focuses on women’s political participation, invisible care work, economic contribution in rural communities and access to markets, faith-based organizations, migrant women and refugees, and women in post-war Lebanon.

Lina has published extensively on the impact of the denial of citizenship rights to women in the Middle East and North Africa.

She holds an M.A. in public health from the American University in Beirut and was formerly a PhD candidate in gender and public policy at AUT in New Zealand.