About the author

Yara Sallam is an Egyptian feminist and a legal researcher based in Cairo. Yara has worked at various organizations, including the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), Nazra for Feminist Studies, and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). She has worked on diverse issues, including criminal justice, regional and international human rights mechanisms, transitional justice, freedom of religion and belief, and women human rights defenders.

Yara earned two degrees of law (LL. B): License of Law from Cairo University in Egypt and Maîtrise of Commercial Law from Paris I University Pantheon Sorbonne in France in 2007. She has also been awarded a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in International Human Rights Law at the Law School of Notre Dame University, in the U.S. (2010).

Yara blogs at talkingpersonal.blogspot.com. She enjoys the sun, the sea, scuba diving, listening to music, watching films, reading novels, working-out, and taking nice, long walks. She greatly appreciates her family, friends, plants, and her ‘me’ time.