Shaimaa Hassan  (Chair)

She is the founder of Women’s Action Against Violent Extremism (WAVE). In response to the waves of violence (heightened start of the Arab), Shaimaa has created her own wave – a wave of peace. She advocates a human rights approach to tackling all forms of extremism. The charity currently operates in UK and Iraq and focuses on promoting peace and human rights education,  building a collective action against extremism, and enhance the role of women and young people to create a peaceful world.





Ali Alhaj (Media Officer)

He is a journalist, Media Expert, and Human Right activist. He is the Vice President of Arab Cultural Forum in UK and the Media Officer of Women’s Action Against Violent Extremism – WAVE.