Marwa Azelmat

Marwa Azelmat

Women’s rights policy advocacy coordinator, APC

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Biography

Marwa offers extensive experience in policy advocacy work related to cyber policy issues, gendered policy making and good governance. Marwa’s journey has been captured in the UN-AU Commemorative Book on UNSCR 1325, titled “20 Years 20 Stories”, as one of 20 African women who have made an outstanding contribution in their fields to the broader Women, Peace, and Security agenda. Her story among others echoes outspoken activism challenging the way it has always been done and positioning internet rights as accelerators of the SDG 16. Throughout her work, Marwa has been rethinking social justice in a digital age wherein institutional development needs to unleash gendered technology for effective policy measures and accountability practices. Marwa holds a Masters of Laws-LLM in International Human Rights Law and Democratization, an IT engineering degree and a professional certificate on Conflict Prevention and Resolution through Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation from the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) at Vienna. Marwa loves journaling, running by the sea and meditating to break free of life’s mundane shackles.