Country Manager, Women Now for Development

Lubna al-Kanawati is a women’s rights activist. She participated in the very early stages of the Syrian revolution in demonstrations for dignity and justice. She later led efforts for humanitarian aid in besieged areas. Observing the deteriorating conditions for women during the war, she dedicated herself to women’s empowerment projects with ‘Women Now for Development’, first as local Director and then as a Programme Manager in Gaziantep, Turkey. She is coordinating the organisation’s projects inside Syria and focuses on the development of women’s participation in local decision making.