Team Leader of Violence against Women Project for the National Council for Women in Cairo
Samah Said is the Team Leader of Violence against Women Project in National Council for Women in Cairo – Egypt, a five year project designed in partnership with NCW. The project seeks to conduct a major national study on violence against women in Egypt, build shelters to better respond to the needs of battered women, engage civil society to develop community initiatives to combat violence against women, and finally develop a national strategy on violence against women in Egypt. Ms. Said is a professional Gender and Social Development Practitioner with almost 20 years of experience working in developing and industrialized countries in conceptualizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating projects in the gender and social development fields. Her area of interest is gender and women's rights with special focus on women’s access to justice. Her post graduate social studies, with a special focus on gender issues, contributed immensely in developing her conceptual and analytical approaches to her work. In addition, her field work in Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt in assessing the impact of gender activities, conducting the required work for gender analysis, and delivering gender training has broadened her horizons and enriched her facilitation, communication and advocacy skills. Ms. Said is an activist in women's rights. She facilitates group discussions and leads various trainings with NGOs in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and other Arab countries.