Samah has nine years of experience in the nonprofit sector. In 1999, Samah Mansur joined the faculty of Commerce after graduating from Saraya Elkoba High School. She then received her Higher Diploma on special needs education to help people with disabilities. Since 2001, she has been involved in the non-profit sector. She has participated in many conferences, workshops, fellowships and forums inside and abroad. In 2006, she was awarded a prize from UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) for the best research to fight violence against women under the title “The Egyptian Society and Violence against Women.” In 2007, the Organizing Committee of the World Social Forum selected her to participate in the intergenerational dialogue in Nairobi, Kenya, to represent Arab youth. In 2008, she participated in the International Conference on Domestic Violence in Denmark and she was selected by the Fulbright Commission to study Public Relations and Media Communications for a year in the United States. In 2010, she became the first Egyptian to receive the Chevening Fellowship for using democracy for peace at the University of Bradford in England. Prior to Atlas Corps, Samah worked as an officer of the Democracy and Human Rights Program for Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development (ACT) in Cairo.

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Host Organization: International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children