Director of Appropriate Comunication Techniques for Development (ACT) and Founder of Women Research Centre
Azza Kamel is the director of Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development (ACT) and the founder of Women Research Centre. Ms. Kamel, over the past 16 years, has worked as a women activist to fight violence against women, in advocating equality between men and women, and as a social development and gender expert conceptualizing, planning, implementing and evaluating projects in the social development field and women's projects for various public, private and NGOs. Ms. Kamel is an experienced resource person in a wide area of gender and women's issues, in addition to human rights, communication, community health, education, civic education, media monitoring, and environment issues. She has extensive experience in designing training programs, monitoring and evaluation techniques and qualitative social science needs assessment. Ms. Kamel is completing a Ph.D. in Civic Education and has earned diplomas in Mathematics, Astronomy, Computer Science, and Education, as well as certificates in Gender Policy and Planning, and Health Communications. She is a member of Karama's Egypt group, where she coordinates the Media realm, and is the regional coordinator of the Arab Network for Monitoring the Image of Men and Women in Media. Ms. Kamel is the national coordinator of the Egyptian Network for monitoring the image of men and women in media and the national coordinator of Aswatna group for voter education, formed of Egyptian CSOs. She has published many studies on the image of men and women in music videos, in television commercials, in press, in television drama series, in caricatures, etc.