Biography

Sanja Kelly is a senior researcher and managing editor at Freedom House. She presently serves as the project director for the survey of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa. In that capacity, she manages a team of over 40 international consultants based in the MENA region. Over the past year, Ms. Kelly has conducted extensive field research and consulted with women’s rights activists in every Gulf country. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from Columbia University and has overseen several multinational studies examining democratic governance and human rights.

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(Reprinted with permission by Freedom House) The Gulf region, and the Middle East as a whole, is not the only region of the world where women experience inequality. In Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and North America, women continue to face discrimination and significant barriers to the full realization of their rights. It is in […]

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