Oumayma is a human rights leader and researcher with over five years of experience. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Studies from the University of Humanities and Social Sciences of Tunis. Oumayma is a research assistant in the Middle East and North Africa Division at Human Rights Watch (HRW). As part of the Tunisian office, she assists with research on human rights abuses for Tunisia and Algeria. Prior to joining HRW, she worked as a journalist for Tunisia Live. She has also worked as a consultant at Menapolis, a research and consultancy company working on political reforms in the MENA region, and as a project coordinator at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting where she was in charge of organizing training workshops for journalists and capacity building activities. Oumayma served as Parliamentary Attaché in the Tunisian Constituent Assembly for the period from July to December 2012. She is fluent in English, French and Arabic. She is excited to share the knowledge and experience she has gained in Tunisia with other global leadership.
Host Organization: Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP)
Role at Host Organization: As the TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow, Oumayma will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and senior staff to build individual research, writing for publication, and advocacy skills. In addition to developing her own research project, Oumayma will provide assistance to ongoing research projects, analyze articles, and monitor ongoing issues.