Vice-Chair, Global Commission on HIV and the Law
Area of Expertise: Law and Human Rights, Women's Rights
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe, North Africa and Middle East
Languages: Arabic, English, French
Field of Work: Academia, Journalist/Commentator, Non-Governmental
City: Cairo, London
Country: Egypt, UK
Continent: Africa, Europe
Shereen El Feki is a writer, broadcaster and academic. She is an expert on sexuality in the Arab region, and author of Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World (Random House 2013).
Shereen started her professional life in medical science, with a doctorate in immunology from the University of Cambridge, before going on to become an award-winning healthcare correspondent with The Economist and a presenter with Al Jazeera English.
She is the former vice-chair of the UN’s Global Commission on HIV and the Law, as well as a TED Global Fellow. Shereen sits on the board of several civil society groups working in the Arab region, among them Meedan and the Arab Forum for Freedoms and Equality. Shereen also contributes to a number of publications, among them The Huffington Post, International Affairs and has written widely on women, sexuality and HIV in the Arab region. With roots in Egypt and Wales, Shereen grew up in Canada; she now divides her time between London and Cairo.
Sex and the Citadel is her first book. You can follow Shereen on Twitter @shereenelfeki.
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